Introduction to Costume

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
STGE 1222
Descriptive
Introduction to Costume
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
1.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
5
Max Class Size
25
Contact Hours
3
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

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

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
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
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%

 

 

 

Textbook Materials

none

Prerequisites

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

Corequisites

none

Equivalencies

none

Which Prerequisite

none