Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
This course is designed for the student who seeks to gain an understanding and appreciation of costume techniques used for the theatre and other entertainment industries. The student will gain the practical knowledge and experience necessary to work in a costume shop; an understanding of costume history; basic costume design including sketching; basic costume construction including alteration and sewing; costume design tools, materials, fabrics, textiles, and crafts; costume sourcing practices; and, backstage costume preparation and practices for productions. Students will be able to identify period costumes (garments and accessories), analyze the effectiveness of costumes in a production, draft a pattern in order to sew/construct a garment, and source costumes needed for a production through vendors.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921