This course is intended for students possessing some knowledge of costuming skills. The subject is taught in industry standard costuming workshops where students are mentored by professionals experienced in each area. Special effects skills studied will be selected from, but not limited to the following: special effects costuming, costumes for animation, surface design, advanced garment and fabric dying, advanced aging and distressing, and machine embroidery. Upon completion the successful student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of costume special effects skills studied. This course is only offered in the spring term.