Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of studio per week, including independent work and one-on-one instruction.
Properties and Costume Organization:
- the props and costume person’s role in production
- relationship with other members of the team
- script analysis and breakdown including appropriate paperwork
- props research and libraries
- props procurement
- running props during production
- storage and inventory of props
The Props and Costume Shop:
- Equipment and materials including:
- hand tools for carving, forming, and cutting
- adhesives and glues
- plastics, thermo-plastics and metal
- Costume construction equipment
- Safety in the shop including:
- personal protective equipment
- work procedures and safe work practices
- Construction techniques including:
- simulation of food and weapons
- furniture upholstery
- metal work
Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- Demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to the properties and costume shop.
- Demonstrate research skills and techniques for specific properties and costumes.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the properties department within the production hierarchy.
- Describe basic techniques for the construction of properties and costumes
- Describe the script analysis process for the properties and costume departments.
|Attitude as indicated by work habits, safety, cleanliness and housekeeping||10%|
|Research assignments x 3||30%|
|Construction projects x 3||30%|
|Final project that combines the elements of instruction||30%|
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
Example: Gillette, Michael. Theatrical Design and Production. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing (current edition).
Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft Program Coordinator.