THTR T230 Sec. 4143 deJong

Stage Costuming I

9:00-10:15a 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.

Course Goals:

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: Seven (7) projects/papers: 1) workshop planning project; 2) character and script analysis; 3) research relating to historic era of the play and its characters; 4) design costumes for characters in project 2; 5) textiles for costumes in project 4; 6) modify textile to match color of a costume designed in project 4; and 7) design and make a mask (costume property).
EXAMS: (3) Quizzes, each quiz deals only with the material since the previous quiz (except the first quiz); objective, subjective, problem solving.
OTHER: Costume Laboratory requirement of 40 (+/-) hours, and Costume Crew requirement.