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Costume for Performance Vet Specialisation


This specialisation is structured to provide training in the techniques and processes required for the construction of costumes and accessories for theatre and film.

Students develop skills and knowledge in art finishing, costume design, costume making and millinery. The units include pattern drafting and costume construction. Students also gain skills in the coordination of costumes for production, which incorporates budgeting, wardrobe maintenance and dressing. Other aspects of training include costume management, drawing and corsetry.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Year 1 - VET Full

Art Finishing
Unit Code Unit Title
CUATEX502Investigate materials and processes for textile work
Costume Construction 1 - Applied Production
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACOS502Make character costumes
Costume Samples
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACOS403Develop expertise in costume component construction
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACOS503Create theatrical millinery
Pattern Making
Unit Code Unit Title
LMTCL3009BDevelop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
Production 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM504Manage bump in and bump out of shows
CUACOS510Realise costumes
CUACOS505Coordinate costume manufacture

Year 1 - Semester 1

Drawing 1
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADRA502Investigate drawing materials and processes
OHS and Whitecard
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCOM501Identify and interpret compliance requirements
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace
Theatre Studies
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Industry Knowledge
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAIND502Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Ensure Team Effectiveness
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness

For more detailed unit information for this Vet Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Art Finisher, Costumier, Dresser, Film Standby, Milliner, Wardrobe Supervisor

This Vet Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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