Costume Stitcher Certificate

Costume Stitcher Certificate

Program Code: 2C19661

The Costume Stitcher Certificate provides the student with training in specialized sewing techniques and other skills necessary to build a variety of costumes required by the entertainment industry. Students also receive training in basic theatrical production practices. This certificate is designed to provide students with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry as a Costume Stitcher. This program requires the completion of 20-25 units, of which 14-19 units are in required courses and the remaining 6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives below. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Analyze if and how a garment can be altered to meet the needs of an actor. Outcome 2: Create historical corsets and underpinnings. Outcome 3: Demonstrate the application of theatrical closures including hook and eye tape, zippers and machine button holes. Outcome 4: Construct a complete garment from a historical time period using a commercial pattern. Outcome 5: Construct a period costume using a custom pattern with no written instructions.

Required courses:
Units:14-19
Basic Sewing Techniques
Clothing II

Acting Workshop or
Theatre Workshop or
Beginning Theatre Practicum or
Beginning Musical Theatre Production

Beginning Theatrical Costuming and Design
Intermediate Theatrical Costuming

16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction or
19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction or
20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction or
Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction

Restricted electives:
Units:6
Swim and Active Wear
Bridal & Special Occasion Wear
Creative Serging:Overlock Mach
Apparel Production
Tailoring
Beginning Stage Crew Activity
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity
Advanced Stage Crew Activity
16-18th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
19th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
20th Century Theatrical Costume Construction
Pre-16th Century Theatrical Costume Construction

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on 09/22/2016 and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog and/or meet with a campus counselor.