Costume Design for Theater and Dance|
An intensive exploration of the interaction of materials, the human form, and text in performance. The topics covered will include draping the human form, basic design, costume research, fabrics, project realization, and text analysis. The course will proceed from design of the torso or bodice to design for a solo performer to multiple related designs (e.g., a Shakespearean text, a Mozart opera, a parade, a ceremony, a series of solo performances, et al.). Students will participate in aspects of the costume design for Theater Department shows (both faculty and senior thesis).
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
Costume design involves the analysis of texts and the creation of a visual elucidation and development of that text. The course will explore the creation of costumes from the initial examination of the text; through research and design concept development, to the actual creation of costumes for that text.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR ARST131 OR ARST445
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Both contemporary and classical texts and music, which might include:
Sophocles, OEDIPUS REX
Moliere, THE LEARNED LADIES
Muller, MEDEA PLAYS
Fornes, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
Shakespeare, THE TEMPEST
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly assignments. Final design project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites:THEA105 or ARST131 or ARST445
An interview is required in order to obtain POI.
|Instructor(s): Weinberg,Leslie A. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TST115; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|