ARTS 200
Project: Costume-Design, Performance, and Beyond Fall 2019
Division I
Cross-listed ARTS 200 / THEA 305

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This course is an intensive study of costume design. Costume designers are always aware of the world around them. They look, listen, reflect, and record. They use inspiration, research, imagination, and innovation for their creations. They simultaneously observe the smallest detail while also picturing the larger world surrounding the pieces they develop. The course focuses on the designer’s process, which entails in part: script analysis, collaboration, research, color theory, basic design principles, rendering techniques, fabric research, organizational skills, and presentation of designs.
The Class: Type: studio
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 1837
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: multiple design assignments including a detailed final design project, costume labs, image and research files, costume sketchbook, short papers, committed participation, and attendance
Extra Info: students are required to attend two to three theatre department or approved performances during the semester; students will also be expected to partake in intelligent critiques of fellow classmates' design work
Prerequisites: successful completion of any 200-level course in any of the fine or performing arts or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Theater and Art Studio, sophomores and juniors
Unit Notes: does not satisfy any requirements for the Art major
Materials/Lab Fee: $100 lab fee charged to term bill
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTS 200 Division I THEA 305 Division I

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