design BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN FASHION MARKETING AND DESIGN (BFA) Specialization in Costume Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing and Design (BFA) with a specialization in Costume Design 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.

Available At:

  • Next Start Date

    April 28, 2014

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    72

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes

Curriculum

Career Path

  • 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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Program Costs

Q:
How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $76,050.00Tuition & Fees
  • $6,600.00Books & Supplies
  • $19,375.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Financing

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What are my financing options to pay for this program?
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In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • $42,914.00Federal
  • $0.00Private
  • $0.00Institutional

 

 

The amounts shown above represent the median debt incurred by students of the given Institution who completed the program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013.

 

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Success

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How long will it take me to complete this program?
A:

This program could take 48 months to complete.

70% of the students graduating from this program completed in the designed timeframe.

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What job opportunities exist for students in this area of study?
A:

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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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AIU Atlanta - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2006 and 10/15/2006 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 24%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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Program Costs

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The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $74,395.45Tuition & Fees
  • $7,066.82Books & Supplies
  • $1,761.36Room & Board

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated in compliance with U.S. Department of Education requirements for Gainful Employment. The rate represents the percentage of students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and completed their program of study within the normal timeframe. "Normal" timeframe for Associate Degree programs is defined as 24 months, and for Bachelor Degree programs is defined as 48 months. Students may finish in fewer months upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled. For example, for a two-year program the on-time completion rate would include all students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and started within the prior two years.

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1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

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