In this section

Wardrobe Technician and Costume Design Specialist

Specialized training for wardrobe creation, maintenance, and supervision for theatre, film, video, and broadcast and cable television productions. Recommended for working stylists or as additional study for Fashion Styling certificate students looking to increase their versatility. After an introduction to both career concentrations - wardrobing and costume design- in SXG 100, students are encouraged to specialize in one concentration or the other depending on their interests and skills.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.

A total of 14 courses is needed to complete this certificate.

Required courses for both concentrations (recommended in this order)
SXG 100  Wardrobing for Theatre, Film, and TV  
SXM 100  Styling Tricks of the Trade: Pinning, Taping, and Clothing Care 
SXG 130  Fashion in Film and Media 
SXM 010  Styling: Fit Fundamentals 
SXW 425  Hand-Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials 
SXF 610  The Great Designers  
SXH 100  Learn the Top Ten Design Motifs of All Time 
SXG 610  The Great Costume Designers  
SXF 500  Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know  
                                                     Choose either concentration:

Wardrobe Technician Concentration 
Required courses: 
SXM 105 Advanced Styling: Tricks of the Trade 
SXG 300 Wardrobe Technician Career Start-up
Personal choice courses* (choose 3) 
SXF 335 Fit, Balance and Proportion Fundamentals for Men's Image and Styling 
SXS 330 Fashion Styling for Men 
SXW 400 Learn to Sew Like a Pro
SXW 460 Hats and Head Pieces for Styling, Image, and Costume Design

Costume Design Specialist Concentration 
Required courses: 
SXN 540 The Role of the Costume Designer
SXG 120 Costume Design: Theory and Practice 
SXG 140 Life Drawing Basics for Costume Design 
SXG 310 Costume Design Career Start-Up
Personal choice courses* (choose 1)  
SXS 330 Fashion Styling for Men 
SXM 110 Media Makeup Knowledge for Designers, Stylists, and Consultants
SXW 460 Hats and Headpieces for Styling, Image, and Costume Design

* Inquire with a Professional Studies adviser about the possibility of substituting an alternate class.

Facilitator: Pattie Barbosa

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an affidavit/Online Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID.
  • Log into MYFIT with your username and password at
  • Select STUDENT tab
  • Under Online Resources select ONLINE INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • In the MAIN MENU options select STUDENT
  • Select your program

*Students who are not currently registered for a class may experience difficulties in filing their affidavit online. If you encounter any problems processing your affidavit please contact Andrea Adkins Miller at with your name, email address and the name of the certificate you are completing. 

For login difficulties please contact the I.T. Department at 212.217.4357

Adult Learners & Career ProfessionalsEmployers & IndustryAlumni: The Power of ConnectionFaculty & StaffCurrent StudentsParentsRecently Accepted Students About FITAcademicsAdmissionsStudent Life at FITGive to FITFIT & NYCNews & Events See More of FITMy FITContact UsTake a CourseApplyVisit FIT MyFIT Home