SYLLABUS

 

Kaoime E. Malloy                                                    Hours: T Th 1:00 -2:00pm oba

Office: TH 171B x2193                                               Website:www.uwgb.edu/malloyk          

 

Textbook

Costume Design by Barbara and Cletus Anderson

 

Course Objectives

To provide instruction in the basic techniques of theatrical costume design. This will include: figure drawing; how the elements and principles of design relate to and are utilized in costume design; collaboration; script analysis; research methods; costume design process; character analysis; the function and purpose of costumes in theatre; an introduction to fashion history; fabric selection; rendering techniques; and the use of various media. 

 

Goals

 

Requirements 

Students will be evaluated on the successful completion of both in class exercises and assignments, and outside projects. 

 

Class Attendance and Late Policy

This class is of a studio nature.  It is necessary for the student to attend all class periods in order to hear lectures, see demonstrations, receive instruction and assistance, and experience the practical application of techniques.  I cannot stress the importance of class attendance enough.  It is critical in order for you to learn and develop the skills needed to complete assignments.  You are allowed two unexcused absences during the semester.  Beginning with your third unexcused absence, and with each subsequent unexcused absence, your grade will be lowered by one full letter.  Students are responsible for making up any missed assignments or material due to an absence, excused or otherwise.  Similarly, late assignments will not be accepted for full points unless you have an excused absence, or you contact the instructor regarding extenuating circumstances prior to the due date.  Any project that is late will be reduced one full letter grade for each successive class period the student fails to turn it in. 

 

Grading

In class assignments and exercises will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  Larger projects will be graded using a letter system.  Criteria for evaluation include: presentation and neatness; following the assignment parameters and requirements; effectiveness of communication of ideas and concepts; sophistication and creativity of solutions to the design challenges within the assignment; and technical skills.  Participation in class critiques and attendance are also considered in determining grades. 

 

DISABILITIES POLICY

As required by federal law and UW-Green Bay policy for Individuals with Disabilities, it is important that if you have a documented disability and need accommodations to contact the Disability Services Office at 465-2841.  Should you be unable to fulfill the class requirements due to disability related reasons, please contact the Professor and Disability Services Coordinator to determine if an alternative arrangement can be made.  Reasonable accommodations can be made unless it alters the essential components of the class.  These arrangements must be made within the first two weeks of class.

 

Materials/Supplies

Drawing pencils – hard and soft               Bristol board – 11” X 14” minimum

Tracing paper - 11” X 14” minimum           Paint Brushes

Colored Pencils                                            Acrylic Paints

Sketch/Drawing Pad - 11” X 14”               Charcoal/Pencils – black and white

Art papers or boards for projects

 

 

                                               

                                                                                   

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Day

Date

Topic

Due/Reading

T

1/17

Introduction.

 

Th

1/19

Figure drawing

Reading: Chapter 4

T

1/24

Figure drawing

 

Th

1/26

Figure drawing

 

T

1/31

Figure drawing

Due: Research Project #1

Th

2/2

Introduction to Costume Design – Function, process, research methods, character and script analysis

Reading: Chapters 1 – 3

 

T

2/7

In class exercises

Reading: Chapters 5 - 6

Th

2/9

In class exercises

Due:  Figure drawing project

T

2/14

Cinderella

 

Th

2/16

In class work on Cinderella

 

T

2/21

In class work on Cinderella

Due: Final Project pt. 1

Th

2/23

In class work on Cinderella

 

T

2/28

In class exercises

Due: Cinderella

Th

3/2

In class exercises

 

T

3/7

Oedipus Rex

 

Th

3/9

In class work on Oedipus Rex

Due: Research Project #2

T

3/14

In class work on Oedipus Rex

 

Th

3/16

In class work on Oedipus Rex

Due: Final Project pt. 2

T

3/21

Spring Break

 

Th

3/23

Spring Break

 

T

3/28

In class exercises

Due: Oedipus Rex

Th

3/30

Doll’s House

 

T

4/4

In class work on Doll’s House

           

Th

4/6

In class work on Doll’s House

 

T

4/11

In class work on Doll’s House/TBA

Due: Doll’s House

Th

4/13

Bald Soprano – Meet w/ Directing Class

 

T

4/18

In class work on Bald Soprano

 

Th

4/20

In class work on Bald Soprano

 

T

4/25

In class work on Bald Soprano

 

Th

4/27

Bald Soprano – Meet w/ Directing Class

Due: Bald Soprano

T

5/2

In class work on Final Project

 

Th

5/4

In class work on Final Project

 

FINAL EXAM PERIOD: Tuesday, May 9th – 10:30 –12:30

This schedule may be adjusted as need throughout the semester.