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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.
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