Required Texts: The Magic Garment - Rebecca Cunningham, 1994.
Students With Disabilities
If you have a disability that may prevent you from meeting course requirements, contact the instructor immediately to file a Student Disability Statement and to develop an Accommodation Plan. Course requirements will not be waived but reasonable accommodations will be developed to help you meet the requirements. You are expected to work with the instructor and the CWU Disability Support Specialist to develop and implement a reasonable Accommodation Plan.
Due to the subjective nature of design projects grades will be assigned based on a comparative scale. i.e. average work will receive an average grade. Over the years your instructor has seen a lot of average or below average work.
- 100 = A - Superior
Attendance Policy:Students must attend class regularly in order to do well in this course. Due to the interactive components to this course students will need to attend each meeting so as not to disappoint group members. Students are allowed three unexcused absences. For each absence over three, however, two points will be deducted from the student’s final average. Students will be able to have absences related to required CWU business excused if they provide the instructor appropriate documentation on the day of return to class. Excuses must be originals - no photocopies will be accepted. Finally, if at all possible, students should notify the instructor of any excused absences prior to the day to be missed.
Students who have unexcused absences on test days will receive a zero for the particular test. In addition, students who are not prepared to give assigned presentations when called on in class or who have unexcused absences on presentation days will receive a zero for the presentation
In addition, habitual tardiness needs to be avoided as it disrupts the learning environment. If you walk in after the instructor has called role you will be counted absent
Writing ComponentEach student will be responsible for a note book/resource file, for each play. This notebook will document in separate sections individual analysis of the script, class discussions, group discussions, graphic sources and supporting research (social, economic, political etc)
From the notebook students will develop a free writing draft, outlining their concept of each project. This draft will discuss the metaphor discovered in the research and the students’ design concept of the play. The draft will be shared with assigned groups and submitted to the instructor. The student will then revise the draft to a finished typed position paper solidifying their personal concept and design direction. This will result in finished costume renderings.
A final Design Package will result. It will include: a notebook/resource file, concept paper and costume renderings. Grading will focus on development of notebook (40%) through position paper (30%) and the actualized rendering (30%) representing the qualities identified in the position paper.
Short writing assignments will also be required evaluating the costume designs of all department. Each paper must be typed and is due the class period following the close of the production.
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