Ventura College students can choose courses in Costume Design, Costume Technology, Costume History, and Makeup through the Theatre Arts Department. The Ventura College Performing Arts Center houses a newly renovated costume shop with a beautiful beach view, a full wardrobe and laundry room, two dressing and makeup rooms, and plentiful storage for our ever-growing costume, wig and fabric collections. There are work-study opportunities for students in the costume shop and on productions.  We are currently building a Certificate of Technical Education in Wardrobe Arts for which students can begin coursework. 

A female student with dark hair sews at a sewing machine and smiles at the camera
Students learn how to use the sewing machine in class and help make costumes for productions.
  • Actors in bright yellow, pink and purple fairy costumes surround an actor on a grassy stage in a Ventura College production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    A Midsummer Nights Dream
    Fairies surround Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Benjamin Britton.  Costumes by Abra Flores
  • Actors in risque clubwear and animal costumes sing in a production of Into the Woods.
    Into The Woods
    Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf and friends sing in the woods. Costumes by Abra Flores
  • An actress in a red beret and coat is illuminated center stage as actors in suits look on.
    Hiyaah sings as Srulik and the Dummy look on in Ghetto, 2019.  Costumes by Coleen Scott