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Introduction to 

Introduction to Costume Design 


July 24 - 28

Gain an understanding of the principles of design and learn how costume defines and supports character, during this intensive, one-week introductory course.


In this course students will learn and expand on the following skills:

  • Examine text and character analysis;

  • Explore concept development;

  • Discuss constructive collaboration practices;

  • Discover effective methods for research;

  • Develop rendering skills through understanding figure and period silhouettes;

  • Practice rendering techniques using pencil and watercolour.

  • Learn presentation techniques;

  • Create your own designs - from rough sketch to final costume design plate.


Previous drawing experience is an asset.  Before the first class, participants are asked to read a play text, which they may purchase, or download from an emailed copy and use for the duration of the course.


The low student-to-teacher ratio in each course ensures instruction is geared to the participant's skill level and experience. Please indicate your related experience when you register.

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Registration Information

Cost: $ 595 (includes materials)

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Target enrollment: 10 students

Location: Factory163

163 King St.

Stratford, On 


For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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This course can be taken as part of the

Theatre Production Arts Certificate

This certificate is given when completing

5 summer courses of your choice.

Total cost $2500 - a savings of $95 - $125 per course

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