Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Costume Construction

 Title Abbreviation:   COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    164

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

This course focuses on the practical aspects of costume construction to include fabric selection, machine and hand sewing, pattern drafting and draping, fitting, and finishing.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of
    • Costume shop set-up
    • Fabric selection
    • Proper use of both hand and machine tools
  2. Utilize basic sewing skills in the creation of a costume
  3. Draft from a pattern
  4. Fit and finish a costume

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Setting up a costume shop
  2. Selecting fabrics
  3. Identifying and using hand sewing tools
  4. Identifying and using machine tools
  5. Drafting and draping patterns
  6. Fitting and finishing costumes