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July 11-15, 2002 - Noon - 7:30 pm Costume Shop 
Professor Scott. R. Robinson - Office McConnell 103 
963-1273 - robinsos@cwu.edu 

This course is specifically tailored to the needs and circumstances of the high school drama teacher enrolled in the section, and whose construction support staff is presumably limited.

Basic sewing skills will be an asset to this course.  Projects will include use of sewing machines.

Required Texts:  

Dearing, Shirley.  Elegant Frugal Costumes: The Poor Manís Do-it-Yourself Costume Makerís Guide.  Colorado Springs, CO:  Meriwether Publishing, 1992.

Suggested Readings:

Robinson, Scott R.  Costume Resource. 2002. www.cwu.edu/~robinsos/ppages/resources/Costume_History/ 

Additional Resources:

Barton, Lucy.  Historic Costume for the Stage.  Boston: Walter H. Baker Company, 1963.

Bic‚t, Tina.  Making Stage Costumes: A Practical Guide.  Ramsbury, UK:  The Crowood Press Ltd., 2001.

Cunningham, Rebecca. The Magic Garment: Principles of Costume Design.  Prospect Hieghts, IL:  Waveland Press, 1994.

Russell, Douglas A.  Costume History and Style.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1983.

Rogers, Barb.  Instant Period Costumes: How to Make Classic Costumes From Cast-off Clothing. Colorado Springs, CO:  Meriwether Publishing, 2001.

Objectives                                                            Assessment

Students will learn the application various costume technique and processes using a variety of materials.

Through assigned projects students will demonstrate knowledge of the use of specific materials.

Develop a working knowledge of fashion periods used in theatre productions.

Through assigned projects student will demonstrate knowledge of various periods.

Critically analyze personal work and the work of peers as it relates to individual students local situations.

Through open discussion and evaluation students will evaluate their own work and the work of their peers.  Work will also be evaluated by the instructor.

Evaluation/Grading:  Grading for this course is project based and graded on the following criteria:
1.      Stage worthiness, 
2.      Craftsman-like work habits and methods,
3.      Evident understanding of the materials and techniques presented.

A=Superior B=Above Average C=Average D=Below Average F=Unacceptable

There will be a final presentation of the projects completed in the course, during which time projects will be evaluated.  There is no written examination.

 

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