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Costume Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Description: There's no other program in Canada like Dalhousie's Costume Studies. In the four-year degree in theatre specializing in costume studies, you'll study textile and costume history and gain the hands-on skills needed to create modern and historical dress, inside and out. Learn to fashion both men’s and women’s clothing, and develop skills to design patterns, dye fabric, and sculpt and ornament clothing. You've seen luxurious, stunning, sometimes outrageous costumes come to life in film, onstage and on the catwalk — our costumes studies program prepares you to be part of all this, and more.
Careers: Costumer in theatre, living-history sites, film
Draper in fashion and couture
Textile consultant
Dress historian
Historical researcher
Website: Costume Studies
Program options: Bachelor of Arts (BA) Theatre (Costume Studies)  or
Diploma in Costume Studies (DCS)
Length of program: 4 years (Degree)
2 years (Diploma) (under review)

High School courses
    4 additional university preparatory courses
    Theatre or drama
* Admission requirements are under review and subject to change.

Prerequisites for entering the diploma program
    A letter of intent outlining costume experience
   The Diploma in Costume Studies is a 2-year version of the BA. It is intended for students who already have at least 2 years of    university level education and some experience in working with costume.

See Admissions Requirements for more information. 

Future academic options: Master of Arts (following a BA)