Costuming for Stage and Screen Diploma Program
The entertainment industry, including all aspects of theatre, film, dance and opera, is always in need of trained and knowledgeable people for entry-level positions. The freelance nature of the industry makes finding and keeping these positions very competitive. The better the education and training, the better the opportunity for both entry and advancement. The skills and abilities required for success in theatre, film or dance costuming are transferable across the country and around the world.
BC Secondary School Graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent OR Mature Student status.
English Language Requirement, TOEFL/ELA/IELTS/CAEL/PTE for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, computer=220, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University ESLF 080 with a minimum B+ grade.
Interview and portfolio.
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.
Apply for Admission/Readmission online or by downloading and completing an application form. Completed applications must be accompanied by the appropriate application fee, official transcripts and other pertinent documents, and should be submitted to:
Registrar's Office Capilano University, Birch building, room 230 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3H5 Phone: 604.984.4900 Fax: 604.984.1798
Students continuing in the second year of the Diploma must have successful completion of 21.00 COST credits, 6.00 THTR credits and 6.00 TXTL credits, and a minimum GPA of 2.67.
|First Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|Note: English 100 is a floating course and can be completed in any term in the program or over the summer term. Due to the heavy workload, it is strongly advised that students complete ENGL 100 prior to beginning the program.|
|COST 100||Costume Cutting and Construction I||4.50|
|COST 102||History of Costume I||3.00|
|COST 104||Wardrobe Management||3.00|
|ENGL 100||Academic Writing Strategies||3.00|
|THTR 152||Costuming I||3.00|
|TXTL 120||Dyeing and Breakdown for Film and Theatre I||3.00|
|Second Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|COST 101||Costume Cutting and Construction II||4.50|
|COST 103||History of Costume II||3.00|
|COST 105||Film Costumer Project||3.00|
|THTR 153||Costuming II||3.00|
|TXTL 121||Dyeing and Breakdown for Film and Theatre II||3.00|
|Third Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|COST 200||Costume Cutting and Construction III||4.50|
|COST 202||Elements of Costume Design||3.00|
|ENGL||100-level or higher||3.00|
|THTR 266||Costuming III||3.00|
|TXTL 220||Textile Arts for Costumers||3.00|
|Fourth Term||Course Credits||Required Credits|
|Total Program Credits||64.50|
|COST 203||Costume Skills Intensive||6.00|
|COST 205||Advanced Film Costumer Project||3.00|
|THTR 267||Costuming IV||3.00|