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FLM 114 - Costuming for Film

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

This course concentrates on the costuming process in film making with a focus on costuming on set. Students will gather and manage costumes for a short film production and spend time on set with them while filming. Measuring, fitting, care and inventory will be discussed.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Recognize management hierarchy and staff responsibilities in a costume department.
  2. Describe costume construction and how to measure and fit according to costume charts for each actor.
  3. Utilize wardrobe specific tools necessary to manage clothing.
  4. Describe and perform daily duties of a costumer on a film during prep, shoot and wrap.
  5. Perform costume continuity.
Listed Topics
  1. Crew hierarchy and responsibilities
  2. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union and non-union rules
  3. Measurement of actors
  4. Inventory
  5. Care and maintenance of costumes 
  6. Daily duties of a set costumer
  7. Costume history design and palette
  8. Budgeting and recordkeeping
  9. Aging, stain removal, blood work and quick fixes on set
Reference Materials
Lecture, Films, Videos, Textbooks
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 02/14/2019

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