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Costume Design for Theater and Dance
THEA 383
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

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).

Essential Capabilities: 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: THEA105 OR ARST131 OR ARST445
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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