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Notable alumni

  • Leon Krasenstein (Little Monsters, Down Under, Soul Mates)
  • Ruth Mongey (Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Aladdin, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, The King’s Man)
  • Carol Anne Wegner (The Bourne Ultimatum, Bridge of Spies, Captain America: Civil War)
  • Helen Woolfenden (Peep Show, Pulling, Tracey Ullman’s Show)

WAAPA’s technical costume courses prepare students for industry employment through teaching methods designed to develop and refine the creative and practical skills of each individual. The program offer a breadth of experience in classroom and live production environments, which are unique to WAAPA, preparing graduates for transition into a wide range of costume-oriented careers within the entertainment industry. WAAPA Costume students develop skills in costume construction, pattern drafting, art finishing, millinery, drawing, corsetry, period costume, and costume management. As they progress through the course, students also take on more advanced management in a live production environment, experiencing practical team leadership roles in dressing and costume supervision, as well as specialist costume construction for stage productions. Other classes include but are not limited to: academic research and writing, arts management, industry studies and contemporary performance. WAAPA’s Costume program offers training in vocational (VET) and degree courses which allows students to increase their academic qualifications with further study. The initial entry Diploma year articulates into a second year of study to achieve an Advanced Diploma. This in turn articulates into a Bachelor of Performing Arts that can be attained in three semesters.

View our Costume brochure

Courses offered in this discipline

These course pages detail entry requirements, fee and interview information. You can also apply from these pages.

Audition and interview documents

All WAAPA audition and interview documents are currently being updated for 2022 intake.

Please check back in July for all course audition information.


The Course Coordinator for Costume is Ms Fleur Kingsland.

If you would like to view other staff in the Production and Design department, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

More information

For further enquiries please contact Future Students on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

If you would like to know more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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