Introduction to Costume

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 1222
Credits
1.00
Semester Length
5
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the basic technical and creative skills required by the Theatre and Film Costumer. Research techniques, script analysis, paperwork and construction techniques will be emphasized.
Course Content

Costume Organization:

  • the costume person’s role in production, relationship with other members of the team
  • script analysis and breakdown including appropriate paperwork
  • running costumes crew for Stage performances
  • costume vocabulary,  fabric terminology

The Costume Shop:

  • Equipment and materials including:
    • Costume construction equipment
    • serger, industrial and domestic sewing machine equipment
    • industrial iron and steamer use
  • Construction techniques including:
    • industrial and domestic sewing machine
    • use hand sewing techniques
    • dyeing and ageing costumes
Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive three hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent work and one-on-one instruction.

Means of Assessment

Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, and ability to meet deadlines.


Professionalism: 5 indicators  as above x 8%                 40% 

Projects X 2                                                                40%

Quiz                                                                           20%

Total:                                                                        100%

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be aware of:

  • production costume shop equipment
  • costume construction techniques, sewing skills
  • The role of the Costume Designer; interpreting designer’s sketches
  • Textile dying and ageing costumes
  • The role of costume running crew for stage performances
  • preparation and care of costumes – fittings and alterations
  • script breakdown and analysis for costuming requirements
Textbook Materials

none

Requisites

Prerequisites

Registered in Stagecraft and Even Technology or permission of Co-ordinator

Corequisites

none

Equivalencies

none

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.