Build Your Future in Costume Design

The Assistant Costume Designer Certificate provides the student with expertise in order to assist the Costume Designer in costuming for film, television, theme park entertainment and theater. Assistant Costume Designers should be able to create patterns for costumes, assemble costumes suitable for the entertainment industry, illustrate fashion and utilize design skills. A costume designer researches the styles and periods of clothing that make film or theatrical productions look realistic. This certificate is designed to provide the student with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry as an Assistant Costume Designer.

For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department website: http://theatre.fullcoll.edu/

Degrees & Certificates

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Kevin Clowes
714.992.7295
kclowes@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs could vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Costume Draper
• Costume Seamstress
• Costume Shop Manager
• Costumer
• Draper
• Dresser
• Wardrobe Assistant
• Wardrobe Attendant
• Wardrobe Manager
• Wardrobe Supervisor

Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations.

Most apparel continues to be produced internationally. As a result, employment of fashion designers in the apparel manufacturing industry is projected to decline about 33 percent over the projection period, slowing the overall employment growth of fashion designers.

However, employment of fashion designers in the retail trade industry is projected to grow about 22 percent over the projection period. Retailers are selling more fashion-inspired clothing, which increases the demand for fashion designers to design clothing and accessories for everyday wear for the mass market.

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Kevin Clowes

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Average Salary in this Field

$30,930 to

$135,160 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Costume Draper

Wardrobe Supervisor

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“I am from Mexico City and I arrived here when I was eighteen. I thought about what I should do with my life. In Mexico, I used to make my own clothes but I didn’t know I was into fashion until I got here. Fullerton College has put me in a state where I want more and this is just the beginning. Fullerton College made me future built!”

- Mario
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