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Wardrobe Technician and Costume Design Specialist

Specialized training for wardrobe creation, maintenance, and supervision for theatre, film, video, and broadcast and cable television productions. Recommended for working stylists or as additional study for Fashion Styling certificate students looking to increase their versatility. After an introduction to both career concentrations - wardrobing and costume design- in SXG 100, students are encouraged to specialize in one concentration or the other depending on their interests and skills.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
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A total of 14 courses is needed to complete this certificate.

Required courses for both concentrations (recommended in this order)
SXG 100 Wardrobing for Theatre, Film, and TV 
SXM 100 Styling Tricks of the Trade: Pinning, Taping, and Clothing Care
SXG 130  Fashion in Film and Media
SXM 010 Styling: Fit Fundamentals
SXW 425 Hand-Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials
SXF 610  The Great Designers 
SXH 100  Learn the Top Ten Design Motifs of All Time 
SXG 610 The Great Costume Designers 
SXF 500  Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know 

                               Choose either concentration:

Wardrobe Technician Concentration 
Required courses: 
SXM 105 Advanced Styling: Tricks of the Trade 
SXG 300 Wardrobe Technician Career Start-up
Personal choice courses* (choose 3) 
SXF 335 Fit, Balance and Proportion Fundamentals for Men's Image and Styling 
SXS 330 Fashion Styling for Men 
SXW 400 Learn to Sew Like a Pro
SXW 460 Hats and Head Pieces for Styling, Image, and Costume Design

Costume Design Specialist Concentration 
Required courses: 
SXN 540 The Role of the Costume Designer
SXG 120 Costume Design: Theory and Practice 
SXG 140 Life Drawing Basics for Costume Design 
SXG 310 Costume Design Career Start-Up
Personal choice courses* (choose 1)  
SXS 330 Fashion Styling for Men 
SXM 110 Media Makeup Knowledge for Designers, Stylists, and Consultants
SXW 460 Hats and Headpieces for Styling, Image, and Costume Design

* Inquire with a Professional Studies advisor about the possibility of substituting an alternate class.

Facilitator: Pattie Barbosa

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of completion must file an affidavit form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. You may obtain this form from the instructor of your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at You may also pick it up from Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.
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