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Costuming for Stage and Screen

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts. School of Motion Picture Arts
Field of Study:Fashion/Apparel Design
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $13,368
International: $31,374

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Careers:Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers


The two-year, full-time Costuming for Stage & Screen Diploma teaches students the technical and creative aspects of costuming for theatre and film.

If you've ever watched a TV show, play, concert or film and been blown away by the outfits and style of the actors, a career in costume design is for you.

You'll learn costume history, textiles, wardrobe management, cutting and construction techniques while gaining hands-on experience working on campus theatre productions and student film projects.


Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
  • Portfolio

Interview and portfolio required. Students who have sufficient work experience in the film or theatre industries may be admitted on a case by case basis to the second year of the program.

Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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