Introduction to 

Costume Design

Introduction to Costume Design can be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.
Date: July 8 - 12, 2019


During this intensive, one-week introductory course, participants gain an understanding of the principles of design and how costume defines and supports character.


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 the play text, which will be emailed to participants in advance.


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.

The course fee covers the cost of basic materials required during the course.

PACKAGE DEALS - Take multiple courses and save!


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

This discount offer is good up to 3 courses.

How to take advantage of our package deal offer: If you are interested in two, three or four courses, register and pay the deposit for those courses. Our registrar will calculate the discount and invoice you for the balance owing via PayPal.

Or take five one-week courses for only $1,800 and earn the Off the Wall Theatre Production Arts Certificate. That’s a discount of $135 for each course!

If you are interested in the Theatre Production Arts certificate, simply click the register button here.


Cost: $530
Day and time: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Factory163, 163 King Street, Stratford N5A 4S2
Target enrollment: 7 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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