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Costuming for Stage and Screen Diploma
Costuming for Stage and Screen Diploma

Costuming for Stage and Screen Diploma

  • ID:CU10029
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Basic requirements

    • High school graduation

  • Program-specific requirements

    • Interview

    • Portfolio

  • Additional information

    • Students who have sufficient work experience in the film or theatre industries may be admitted on a case by case basis to the second year of the program.

 English requirements

  • Students at CapU write assignments, follow class lectures and take part in class discussions in English.

  • If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English you must take one of the following English language assessment tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • Required minimum marks:

      • online test (TOEFL iBT®): 83

      • paper-delivered test: 560

    • Capilano University TOEFL code: 0505

  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 145

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • Required minimum mark: 6.5 overall, with no single score below 6

    • Alternate contact:

  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 70

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English – Academic)

    • Required minimum mark: 56

  • DET (Duolingo English Test) – Being accepted on a temporary basis until September 2021

    • Required minimum mark: 110

Course Information

The two-year, full-time Costuming for Stage & Screen Diploma teaches students the technical and creative aspects of costuming for theatre and film.

You'll learn costume history, textiles, wardrobe management and cutting and construction techniques. You'll gain hands-on experience working on campus theatre productions and student film projects.

Our grads are well-qualified for entry-level positions in motion picture and theatre costuming departments.

Come to our next info night or open house to find out more!

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First Term

Total credits: 16.50

  • COST 100, Costume Cutting and Construction I, 4.50 credits

  • COST 102, History of Costume I, 3.00 credits

  • COST 104, Wardrobe Management, 3.00 credits

  • THTR 152, Costume Production I, 3.00 credits

  • TXTL 120, Dyeing and Breakdown for Film and Theatre I, 3.00 credits

Second Term

Total credits: 16.50

  • COST 101, Costume Cutting and Construction II, 4.50 credits

  • COST 103, History of Costume II, 3.00 credits

  • COST 105, Film Costumer Project, 3.00 credits

  • THTR 153, Costume Production II, 3.00 credits

  • TXTL 121, Dyeing and Breakdown for Film and Theatre II, 3.00 credits

 Third Term

Total credits: 16.50

  • COST 200, Costume Cutting and Construction III, 4.50 credits

  • COST 202, Elements of Costume Design, 3.00 credits

  • THTR 266, Costume Production III, 3.00 credits

  • TXTL 220, Textile Arts for Costumers, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL, 100-level or higher, 3.00 credits

 Fourth Term

Total credits: 15.00

  • Note: ENGL 100 is a course which students may take at any time. It is a requirement for graduation.

  • COST 203, Costume Skills Intensive, 6.00 credits

  • COST 205, Advanced Film Costumer Project, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 100, University Writing Strategies, 3.00 credits

  • THTR 267, Costume Production IV, 3.00 credits

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