What is the title of the career/position? (Be specific! ie. there are MANY types of jobs within a museum. Don't just say "Work in a museum." There are curators, registrars, art handlers, conservators, marketing, and many more.)
Describe the responsibilities of the job and required credentials to achieve the position.
What college majors provide the training for this career? What schools offer good programs in this area? Are there any recognized top programs?
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Costume design is similar to fashion design, but the skills needed and the end result can be vastly different and in my opinion, oftentimes more interesting. In traditional fashion design, you have a lot more freedom over what you create but I think costume design sounds like a more intriguing challenge. You have to carefully base the costumes for each character in a production (film or theatre) on the script, the overall aesthetic, the tone of the scene, and individual character arcs. Each production is wildly different - you could be putting together costumes for a modern rom-com, a futuristic sci-fi action movie, or a dramatic period piece, each of which would require wildly different costumes. There are so many different things to consider but the end result would be so satisfying, seeing everything come together. There is no one specific degree or set of credentials. but many get bachelor's or MFA degrees. Particularly a degree in design, fashion, costume design, or a similar field can help. However, a lot don't have formal college education in design. Most start out as assistants in theatrical costume design shops or film wardrobe departments, where they gain experience and build a portfolio. Some of the top schools for costume design include CalArts, Carnegie Mellon, SCAD, Tisch, UCLA, UNC, and USC.