Costume Design for Cinema and Television
DEC | 571.A0
DEC - Fashion, Arts & Design | 571.A0 | Costume Design for Cinema and Television

Costumes speak for themselves. They tell the story of a place, an epoch and most especially of a character. Whether it be a wandering knight, a nervous banker, you will be called to clothe them and bring them to life.

Time travel

Conceptualizing a costume requires time travel in the past or into the future. Designing garments for an English family having a picnic on the banks of the Thames in 1776, or having to dress American political refugees exiled in Mexico in the year 2100 require extensive research.

Cinema and television

In the cinema and television industry, costumes need to be produced in step with the scriptwriter. Knowing how to mimic the natural wear-and-tear of clothes during a short or long film and keeping the clothing style cohesive throughout will demonstrate your adaptability. You may choose to specialize in costume design for cinema and television as of the fourth semester or your DEC in Fashion Design.

Costumier, fashion coordinator or accessoiriste in the following fields:

  • Television/cinema
  • Shows
  • Circus
  • Magazines

Work for such production companies as:

  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Cavalia

Work in the following environments:

  • TV/film sets
  • Costume ateliers

What would be the criteria to respect if you had to create a costume for a widow in mourning for the past three years since the death of her husband in 1867?

During this epoch, fashion was changing rapidly.

The dress of mourning must reflect the fashion of 1864 and will in this case be outdated. The dress must also be altered to show three years of natural wear-and-tear.

You can apply your talent and knowledge in the fields of cinema, television, circus and theatre.

  • This Program leads to a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC)
    (Senior Matriculation).
  • Holders of a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in Fashion Design can, if they wish, pursue university studies.
  • Composition of simple garments
  • Assembling principles of simple garments
  • Graphic process application and visual presentation
  • Study and utilization of raw materials
  • Work Task Management
  • Fashion phenomena
  • Composition of various garments
  • Assembling principles of various garments
  • Fashion concepts
  • Research of raw materials for the production of garments
  • Style Research by Draping
  • Garment Feasability
  • Composition of elaborated garment
  • Fashion and society
  • Style evaluation by draping
  • Distinc Fashion Concepts
  • Fashion products development
  • Garments Production
  • Technical Files Elaboration
  • Defining Characterixtics of a Collection
  • Detailed planning and prototypes
  • Trend Analysis and Presentation
  • Collection Elaboration and prototypes
  • Garment Evaluation
  • Planning and Production
  • Buying and selling of products and services
  • Production of the collection plan
  • Collection for target markets
  • Garment Evaluation
  • Garment construction and computer
  • Élaboration of the portfolio
  • Fashion promotion
  • 3 Physical Education courses
  • 3 Humanities courses
  • 4 Language and Literature courses
  • 2 Second Language courses
  • 2 complementary courses: Modern language, Art and aesthetics

* LaSalle College reserves the right to replace certain courses.


To have obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES) and completed the following courses :

  • Language of Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV
  • Physical Sciences from Secondary IV
  • History from Secondary IV


To have obtained a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) and completed the following courses:

  • Language of Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV


To have obtained an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient. Every case will be analysed by the college.