Course Abstract Details
THTR-205, Introduction to Costume Design
THTR-205, Introduction to Costume Design is an elective course, which provides in-depth study into costuming research techniques, the and relationship of color, texture, and historical period to the script and production style. Half of the course is an introduction to costuming techniques including sewing techniques, patterning, fabrics, and costume shop equipment. The second half of the course is an introduction to the process of creating a conceptual design for a performance. Students will participate in costuming for Carroll Theatre productions. Prerequisite: THTR-130 or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.
Course Objectives and Grading Information
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?
1. Identify the role and responsibilities of the costume designers and costumiers within the world of theatre. (PG 3)
2. Apply the creative production process essential to costume design. (GE 5, PG 3)
3. Recognize the elements of costume design and develop skill in the manipulation of design elements. (GE 5, PG 3)
4. Analyze the research that designers use when working on a creative project. (GE 1, PG 3, 5)
5. Organize and implement an artistic design, by employing a design process that accomplishes artistic/conceptual goals. (GE 5, PG 3)
6. Apply critical textual analysis of a play?s plot and ideas, so that the costume design may support the dramatic characters and action. (GE 1, 5, PG 1, 3)
7. Appraise other students work, employing good skills in artistic criticism, for the purpose of furthering one?s own artistic growth, as well as for the artistic growth of classmates. (GE 1, 5, PG 4)
8. Demonstrate basic skills in sewing techniques, patterning, and other costume crafts. (GE 5, PG 3)
9. Demonstrate basic proficiency in the techniques of drawing, including figure drawing, and costume sketching. (GE 5, PG 3)
10. Identify selected periods of fashion history to effectively create costume designs. (PG 2)
The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study: