Our Centre of Excellence will provide students the opportunity to choose a credentialed pathway, which will allow students to challenge the Costume Sewing Assessment Level 1 and Level 11 exams through the International Alliance Theatrical Stage Employees Local 212. Students who successfully challenge these exams will have the prospect of becoming a stitcher for their wardrobe department. Students can choose to earn up to 12 credits per year in Fashion Studies and up to 12 credits per year in Cosplay Couture. Each segment (A/B/C/D) represents 3 credits.
Fashion Studies 10/20/30
This student-centered program explores the latest in clothing styles and fashion trends throughout the industry. Students are encouraged to choose individualized pathways and focus on personal interests. Exploring a variety of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, Fashion Studies will provide students with a foundation in design, garment construction, and pattern drafting. New students to the program need no previous sewing experience. Experienced students will have the opportunity to perfect skills gained in previous courses, explore their own design talents, and develop portfolio worthy projects.Each segment (A/B/C/D) represents 3 credits.
Fashion: Cosplay Couture 10/20/30
This course is an introduction to the wonderful world of creating Cosplay costumes. Students will be required to investigate a variety of characters from different sources such as comic books, anime, and video games. Once they have found a character they are interested in reproducing, the students will learn how to analyze the character and replicate the clothing. Students will also explore different crafting specialties such as textile manipulation and sculpture. All students will receive an introduction to basic sewing techniques and pattern drafting. All students are welcome; no previous sewing experience required. Each segment (A/B/C/D) represents 3 credits.