University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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THTR 401 - Costume Design

(3 units) CO14
Art and theory of costume interpretation through play analysis, research in history of design and period style and rendering.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 ; CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or CH 212 ; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. use understandings of various areas of theatrical exploration (design, performance, production, history, and critical analysis) to formulate designs for a variety of texts written in or written to represent various periods, classes, and groups of people.
2. develop and apply a production concept and utilize this concept as the creative backbone of a design project.
3. identify and query cultural, economic, and class distinctions, and will clearly, creatively, and ethically represent character, place/locale, time/period, style, mood, and theme.
4. synthesize fundamental design techniques with methods for clearly and concisely presenting design ideas, concepts, inspiration, and details.
5. demonstrate understanding of the role of the costume designer and her/his place within the process of theater production and within a larger historical context.
6. demonstrate understanding of composition and design through visual presentation and applied technique.

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