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Costume Certificate Class Sequence

Costume Design Certificate: Sequence of Classes

Level 1: Skills Certificate (25 units)
Level 2: Certificate of Achievement (47 units)
1st Semester Costume Certificate courses
Level 1: Skills Certificate (25 units)
Subject & Number Course Title Units
Theater 400 Costume Periods and Styles 3
Theater 425-1 Applied Costuming for the Theater 4

plus two of the following required specialized classes* = 6 units

Subject & Number Course Title Units
Theater 411 Costuming for the Theater 3
Theater 413 Costume Dyeing and Painting 3
Theater 414 Costume Draping and Accessories 3
Theater 415 Costume Design for the Theater 3
Theater 416 Materials and Methods for the Costumer 3
Theater 417 Costuming for Film 3
Theater 418 Communicating Theatrical Design 3
Theater 419 Advanced Costume Illustration 3
Theater 420 Costuming on Set 3
1st semester total units: 13

* Required specialized classes are offered in a rotation. If a course is missed, it will not repeat until 4 semesters later.


2nd Semester
Subject & Number Course Title Units
Theater 262-1 Special Projects 2
Theater 425-2 Applied Costuming for the Theater 4

plus two of the required specialized classes* (listed above) = 6 units

2nd semester total units: 12
Level 1: Skills Certificate (25 units)

3rd, 4th semester Costume Certificate Courses
Level 2: Certificate of Achievement (47 units)
3rd Semester
Subject & Number Course Title Units
Theater 262-2 Special Projects 2
Theater 425-3 Applied Costuming for the Theater 4

plus two of the required specialized classes* (listed above) = 6 units

3rd semester total units: 12

4th Semester
Subject & Number Course Title Units
Theater 425-4 Applied Costuming for the Theater 4

plus two of the required specialized classes* (listed above) = 6 units

4th semester total units: 10
4 semesters total units= 47
Level 2: Certificate of Achievement (47 units)

Official transcripts and course descriptions are required to petition for substitution of units through transfer.

Descriptions of courses

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