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Costume Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing and Design (BFA) with a specialization in Costume Design degree helps students develop their fashion design and garment construction skills, resulting in the creation of a design portfolio to present for opportunities in film, television and stage productions. In this industry-focused curriculum, students will have the opportunity to learn how to research, design, sew, and draw costumes that will be used in theater, film and television.

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  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    72

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Students in the Costume Design specialization program have the opportunity to become knowledgeable about the wide variety of functions and steps associated with enhancing a character's personality on stage or in film. While participating in this program, students may expect to learn to:

    • Visually communicate complex concepts and information, developing designs through creative research, experiment, development, testing and evaluation.
    • Apply effective critical analysis throughout a design brief, from concept to completion, evolving solutions relevant to context and audience.
    • Understand the breadth of cultural, aesthetic, historical, ethical, and theoretical issues relevant to costume design.
    • Evaluate and master the current business environment and practice in the field of costume design, including experience of project management and team work.

     

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • Coursework in the Costume Design specialization program blends current industry practices and challenges with a broad, historically based approach to the basic knowledge and skills required in an expert costume designer. Courses are taught by professors with extensive experience and knowledge of the industry, who bring their expertise to the classroom.

    SPECIALIZATION COURSES

    • 3D Form I
    • 3D Form II
    • Fashion Portfolio I
    • Womenswear II
    • CAD for Fashion
    • Fashion Accessories
    • Costume Construction
    • Historical Costume Design
    • Fashion Event Management
    • Fashion Menswear
    • Fashion Collection I
    • Fashion Collection II
    • Fashion Collection III
    • Advanced Costume Design
    • Fashion Business

     

    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete the Costume Design specialization program will be prepared to enter the exciting world of costume design. From a broad historical base of fashion knowledge to the analysis of contemporary best practices and trends in the fashion design industry, students will be able to draw on a set of information and skills required for any successful costume designer.

    Students will not only evaluate the movements of the industry, but will also have the opportunity to engage in and reflect on developing their own projects and performance costumes and presenting them in an industry-modeled setting.

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AIU Atlanta - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 21%

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