Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Effective August 12, 2021: All Phoenix College employees, students, and visitors are required to wear masks while inside on campus. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. Student services are available remotely, online, and in person. Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Need Help?  | Remote Services & Support  | Library

Costume Design and Production, Level I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Costume Design and Production, Level I trains students to design and make costumes for theatre, film, opera, dance and period reproductions. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Costume Design and Production, Level II and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Design are also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Costume Design and Production, Level I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5406
Total Credits Required
28-34
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective term
Spring 2021
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify apparel, fibers, fabrics, colors, hair styles, headdresses, and accessories characteristic of historic costume periods.
  2. Operate the sewing machine, serger, and sewing tools efficiently.
  3. Utilize pressing equipment and techniques appropriate for selected textiles.
  4. Design apparel and costuming components using the principles and elements of design.
  5. Create design sketches and fashion illustrations.
  6. Apply flat pattern techniques and draping processes to create original designs.
  7. Complete individualized work experience in costume design and production.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

This option may include variable full-time (12 to 18 credits per semester) and/or part-time (11 credit hours or less per semester) status by term due to course prerequisites and scheduling. Speak to an academic advisor for details.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC110 Beginning Apparel Construction TEC110 is a prerequisite for TEC111. Students must complete TEC110 before taking TEC111 or obtain instructor permission before enrolling in TEC111. 0–3
TEC105 or
THF115
Cultural Aspects of Clothing or Makeup for Stage and Screen HU, SB or 3
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion 3
TEC111 or
THP206
Intermediate Apparel Construction or Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre 3–4
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3
TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3
TEC120 or
TEC124 or
TEC227
Specialty Apparel Construction or Advanced Apparel Construction or Couture Sewing 3
TEC278++ or
THP201++ or
THP202AC
Any Costume Design and Production Internship course or Any Theatre Production course or Theatre Production I Costume Shop 1–3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC113 Textiles: Dyeing May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC114 Textiles: Block Printing/Silk Screening May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC115 Textiles: Hand Painting May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC116 Textiles: Stitchery and Embellishment May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC121 Creative Sewing Machine Use 3
TEC161 Digital Machine Embroidery Laboratory May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3

Option 2 Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC110 Beginning Apparel Construction TEC110 is a prerequisite for TEC111. Students must complete TEC110 before taking TEC111 or obtain instructor permission before enrolling in TEC111. 0–3
TEC105 or
THF115
Cultural Aspects of Clothing or Makeup for Stage and Screen HU, SB or 3
TEC134 Fashion Illustration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC106 History of Fashion 3
TEC111 or
THP206
Intermediate Apparel Construction or Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre 3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC120 or
TEC124 or
TEC227
Specialty Apparel Construction or Advanced Apparel Construction or Couture Sewing 3
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC225 Pattern Design I 3
TEC226 Draping for Fashion Design 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC278++ or
THP201++ or
THP202AC
Any Costume Design and Production Internship course or Any Theatre Production course or Theatre Production I Costume Shop 1–3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
TEC113 Textiles: Dyeing May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC114 Textiles: Block Printing/Silk Screening May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC115 Textiles: Hand Painting May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC116 Textiles: Stitchery and Embellishment May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC121 Creative Sewing Machine Use 3
TEC161 Digital Machine Embroidery Laboratory May be repeated for up to three (3) credits 1
TEC122 Sewing with Knits 3
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Costume Design and Production, Level I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=167575).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-20195/29/2018 – 5/27/2019