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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

  1. There are no prerequisites and courses can be taken in any order.
  2. No previous experience is required for any of the courses.
  3. Consult individual course listings for scheduling information. Note: Course schedules do not overlap/conflict.

Course Series Requirements

  • Successful completion of 3 required courses

Contact Us

For specific information about the Course Series in Costume Specialties, please contact Sholem Dolgoy, Academic Coordinator.

Email: sdolgoy@ryerson.ca

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