Historical Costume Making – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1303.00

Upon completion of the requirements, the costume student will be prepared to pattern, cut and sew historical costumes. The use of industrial sewing equipment, patternmaking, tools and materials are part of the training program. Historical costumes will be studied and created by the student as part of the program to train students to enter the field of costume technician or sewer.

This training serves to offer the basic skills required to qualify for employment in a costume business, or as a costume assistant. Studies in the history of fashion, both modern and historical clothing construction, alterations, and patternmaking by draped methods are part of the course of study.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Design and create an historical costume based on historical research using appropriate fabric selection.
  2. Utilize current draping and drafting methods to create original patterns that become garments that fit the human body well.
  3. Demonstrate an intermediate proficiency in operating industrial equipment for apparel industry garment construction and fabric selection.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

FASH 001AFASHION SURVEY3
FASH 002INTRODUCTION TO FASHION INDUSTRY3
FASH 005PATTERN DRAFTING3
FASH 124HISTORY OF COSTUME3
FASH 126HISTORICAL COSTUME MAKING3
Total Units15

Recommended electives

FASH 001BINTERMEDIATE CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION3
FASH 001CADVANCED CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION3
FASH 108PATTERNMAKING BY DRAPING3
FASH 110FASHION ILLUSTRATION3
THRT 015COSTUME CRAFTS3