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Theatrical costumes are created to meet the aesthetic and physical needs of a production, using specialized techniques and methods to achieve the custom designs created for the fantastical world of performance. The Course Series in Costume Specialties offers creative artists from any field – including theatre, fashion, textile, and visual arts – an opportunity to explore and develop creative practice in a studio setting.
The courses offer instruction and information for people interested in pursuing theatrical training part-time, costume and cosplay artists wishing to expand their skill set, and artisans wishing to gain alternative techniques and knowledge to incorporate into their own practice.
Through practical studio courses in a specific costume art or topic, you will not only survey a subject, but also gain problem-solving skills as you determine how to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge to creative projects. Classes begin with a short lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on exercises.
This course series offers the following benefits:
- Enrol right away – open admissions with no application required
- Take courses in any order – no prerequisites needed
- Earn a Professional Development Award on successful completion of all courses
- Apply for merit-based awards
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- There are no prerequisites and courses can be taken in any order.
- No previous experience is required for any of the courses.
- Consult individual course listings for scheduling information. Note: Course schedules do not overlap/conflict.
Course Series Requirements
- Successful completion of 3 required courses
For specific information about the Course Series in Costume Specialties, please contact Sholem Dolgoy, Academic Coordinator.