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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 interest and skills.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
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Atotal 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 300Wardrobe Technician Career Start-up
Personal choice courses* (choose 3)
SXF 335 FIT Fundamentals for Men's Image and Styling
SXS 330Fashion Styling for Men
SXW 400 Learn to Sew Like a Pro I
SXW 460 Hats and Head Piecesfor Styling, Image and Costume Design

Costume Design Specialist Concentration
Required courses:
SXN 530The Role of the Costume Designer
SXG 120Costume Design: Theory and Practice
SXG 140Life Drawing Basics for Costume Design
SXG 310Costume 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 460Hats and Head Piecesfor Styling, Image and Costume Design

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

Facilitator: Patti 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 fromthe instructorof your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at You may alsopick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.
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