THTR T230 Sec. 4050 J. DeJong

Stage Costuming I

9:05a-9:55a MWF 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.

TEXTS:
There is no text. Written materials will be provided in handouts.
REQUIREMENTS:
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.