Build Your Future in Costume Wardrobe

The Costume Wardrobe Certificate provides the student with the practical knowledge and experience necessary to work backstage preparing, changing and maintaining costumes before, during and after performances. Students are trained in basic costume techniques as well as basic theatrical production practices. This certificate is designed to provide the student with a course of study leading to certification and employment in the entertainment industry working in the area of Wardrobe.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Analyze a script to determine the costume needs of actor including the how and when of fast changes.
  • Assist an actor with a fast change.
  • Solve and take care of minor costume repairs during the run of a show.
  • Determine the proper methods for cleaning costumes and execute them.
  • Organize other students in striking a theatrical production.

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 may 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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Average Salary in this Field

$30,930 to

$135,610 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Costume Designer

Wardrobe Supervisor

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