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Course Series in
Costume Specialties

Theatrical costumes are created to meet the aesthetic and physical needs of a production, using specialized techniques and methods to achieve the custom designs created for the fantastical world of performance. This course series offers classes in the theatrical approach to costume dyeing, painting breakdown, surface design, embellishment, and specialty building. The practical studio approach offers designers, artists, and artisans alternative practices that they can incorporate into their own work.

For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, Instructor, at

Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Required Courses

CDTH 460   Theatre:  Costume Painting and Dyeing
CDTH 461   Theatre:  Costume Specialty Building
CDTH 462   Theatre:  Costume Surface Design

Once you have successfully completed the courses, email The Chang School at with your name, student number, and the course series you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.