Costume Design and Technology

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