THTR T230 Sec. 4186 J. deJong
Stage Costuming I
9:00a-10:15a MW 3 cr. hr.
T230, Fundamentals of Stage Costuming, is structured
to introduce the student to the process of stage costuming. Students will
participate in this process through practical assignments in play
analysis, costume research, costume design, construction and crafts, as
well as production crew work.
- To develop an understanding and appreciation of the art, crafts and
discipline of stage costuming
- To gain proficiency in the skills and crafts of stage costuming
- To engage and learn to understand the theatre production process.
- There is no text. Written materials will be provided in handouts.
- ASSIGNMENTS: Five (5) projects/papers: 1) script analysis for a
costume design; 2) character analysis; 3) research relating to historic
era of the play and its characters; 4) design costumes for characters,
based on script, character, and research analysis; 5) fabric
identification for costumes in project 4.
- EXAMS: 2 examinations, including one midterm and one final
examination. Exams will contain questions that are objective as well as
subjective, and require problem-solving.
- OTHER: Costume Laboratory requirement of 42 (minimum) hours, and
Costume Wardrobe Crew requirement.
NOTE: It should be realized that this course requires
a significant time commitment, including serving on a wardrobe crew for
one Department of Theatre and Drama production. Wardrobe crew hours
happen during the evenings and weekends. This course should not be taken
during a semester in which the student has other major, un-reschedulable
commitments during the evening hours.