Costume Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Costume




Total 101 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Costumed Figure Drawing

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Gnomon
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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This course explores drawing fully-realized characters in costume. Students will learn to analyze figures with a special emphasis on understanding the anatomical form beneath the costume. The course provides a strong foundation in figure construction and the mechanics of drapery. Exercises, both in and out of class, are designed to explore storytelling, composition, caricature, and characterization.

MA Creative Pattern Cutting (Master Degree)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Doncaster College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Doncaster, United Kingdom
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The Masters in Creative Pattern Cutting provides a basis for new and practicing pattern cutters to advance their subject specialist knowledge and experience. In response to the apparel industries demand, this programme will provide both technical and creative learning to an advanced level, for individuals wishing to build on their existing knowledge.

You will explore techniques and investigate creative skills in order to challenge shape, cut, and silhouette leading to a complete collection of ideas.

The Masters in Creative Pattern Cutting will give you the opportunity to develop new and exciting concepts, building on your own personal understanding of the area, whether you are looking to work within an established concern or freelancing as an independent pattern cutter.

The fashion industry is a highly competitive area with designers constantly searching for the ultimate cut or drape, making their creations highly sought after and coveted. It is you as a creative pattern cutter that will realise these designs for them. This innovative progra... [Read More]

Specialty Costume Creations for Film and Television

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: School of Visual Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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In the rapidly changing entertainment industry, actors need to look more authentic, alien, futuristic or bestial: think Batman, Lady Gaga and the Wolfman. At the same time, actors need to understand how costumes help to define the personality of their characters. Through the pounds of face makeup, body armor, muscle suits, prosthetics and mechanics, a character comes to life. In this course, students will learn the three basic techniques used for most specialty costume manufacturing (sculpture, molds and castings) to create a one-of-a-kind costume piece. Demonstrations include body-casting techniques, silicone mold, casting techniques, urethane casting and painting techniques.

Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of California, Los Angeles
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States

Lecture/studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in costume design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, period style, and character analysis leading to visual presentation of design. Study of costume design for theatrical productions, ballet, opera, and musical theater.

Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Northeastern Illinois University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

In-depth study of the basic design skills, identification of textiles, as well as analysis of dramatic texts for costuming and coordinating designs with a theatre production team.

Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Illinois at Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

Basic interpretive and practical techniques in designing stage costumes including conceptualization, rendering and construction techniques.

Costume Design for Stage

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Houston
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States

Fundamentals of costume design with an emphasis on various genres of theatrical production.

Theatrical Costume Design Workshop (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States

The Theatrical Costume Design certificate program prepares the student for entry-level work in a theatrical costume workshop.

Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of the Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States

Investigation of materials and principles, tools, supplies and techniques of costume design and construction, with emphasis on projects and discussions involving aesthetic, technical, and practical elements. Repeatable for elective credit, with advanced projects for repeating students.

Costume & Property Technology

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of the Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States

Introductory course in various phases of physical production dealing with the stage, house, backstage personnel and their duties, construction and painting of scenery, stage lighting, costumes, props, and makeup.

Theatrical Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Texas Wesleyan University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Worth, United States

Survey of historical styles and trends with emphasis on silhouettes, motifs, and accessories. Practical application with basic costume design and construction techniques. Theater fee applies.

Costume

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: El Centro College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States

Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. (3 Lab.)

Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States

An introduction to the practice of costume design. Students will be required to study techniques, complete projects, and make presentations in the discipline.

Costume

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Richland College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States

Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions.

Stage Costuming for Dance

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: San Diego Mesa College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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This production oriented course introduces students to the techniques of costume construction and organization for a full dance production. Emphasis is placed on costume sewing, modification, and craft techniques, as well as on the organizational structure required for costume production for a staged dance performance. Students are required to serve as costume crew members for a full department dance production. This course is intended for dance majors and all students interested in costume production for the stage.

Costume

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Cosumnes River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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This course explores the basic areas of costume construction. Topics include fabrics, color, patterns, sewing techniques, costume pieces, and accessories. Period styles, costume analysis, and basic design are also covered. This course offers experience in constructing costumes for theatrical productions. Through the construction of costumes for the Theatre Arts productions students will learn techniques of pattern drafting and sewing for stage use.

Costuming (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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The Costuming certificate provides training in the skills
needed to create theatrical costumes. Coursework includes
costume construction, history of costume, patterning,
and makeup.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
�analyze the role of costumes and the costume shop staff
in a theatrical production.
�organize a practical and artistic solution to the costume
requirements of a dramatic work.
�evaluate the costumes of a dramatic production.
�analyze the techniques required to design and develop a
period costume.

Vintage Costuming

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States

This course covers the factors that influence historical costume
design and production included. Principles and techniques involved
in developing and constructing a period costume. The course will
demonstrate these by fabricating their own costumes. The historical
period will change each semester.

Costuming (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Ohlone College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fremont, Newark, United States
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This certificate signifies that students have mastered the basic skills of costume construction and maintenance as well as the use of theatrical make-up. Successful completion will provide a solid basis for future study in costume technology.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Show a basic understanding of hand stitching, sewing machine stitching techniques, draping, cutting, and the construction process typical for the costume construction industry.
2. Apply the basic techniques of theatrical make-up using the appropriate materials and safety procedures.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how costumes affect the overall theatrical experience as it applies to performance.

Theatre Costume Design

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
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In our program students learn the skills to:
•Apply principles and elements of design to create the appropriate costumes for venues and characters.
•Analyze a script to develop character costumes.
•Illustrate character faces and characteristic poses for the theatre.
•Research historical costume and décor.
•Design and construct costumes.

Why FIDM?

FIDM is uniquely poised at the heart of the West Coast&,#146,s Entertainment and Fashion industries to provide students with specialized skills and opportunities for building a successful career in Theatre Costume Design.

Each year students in this Advanced Study program design a collection, which is then presented at the annual DEBUT Runway Show &, LA Fashion Gala to an audience of thousands, including industry notables. Past themes have included Moulin Rouge, the circus, and Dancing with the Stars.

The Advanced Study Program allows students who have already completed a Fashion Degree at FIDM to learn this specialized craft.

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