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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
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 https://myfit.fitnyc.edu
  • Select STUDENT tab
  • Under Online Resources select ONLINE INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • In the MAIN MENU options select STUDENT
  • Scroll down and select ONLINE CERTIFICATE DECLARATION
  • Select NON-CREDIT CERTIFICATE
  • 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 Kathleen Friedman at Kathleen_Friedman@fitnyc.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the certificate you are completing. 

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