Introduction to 

Introduction to Costume Design 


July 11 - 15

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.

PACKAGE DEALSTake multiple courses and save!

​Combine this course with any other one-week course and you will save $50 for each additional one-week course.

Course 1 full price

Course 2 $50 discount

Course 3 $100 discount

This discount offer is limited to 3 courses. 


If you are interested in two or three courses, register and pay the deposit for each course. Our Registrar will then calculate the discount and invoice you for the balance owing via PayPal.

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Registration Information

Cost: $560  (includes materials)

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

Target enrollment: 10 students

Location: Factory163

163 King St.

Stratford, On N


For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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 $60 - $95 per course

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