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The following are the required courses for this major. Students who attend Orientation and meet with the Education Department can obtain personalized academic counseling to complete the program. Transfer credits, changes in curriculum, and other factors may affect the academic plan for individual students. The FIDM Education Department can provide additional information.
A class in the development of historical silhouettes, emphasizing patterning and construction of garments, undergarments and foundations essential to period construction. Character body modification is considered.
The first course in a series which examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the ancient world to the 21st century.
Theatrical history is examined through selected scripts with an emphasis on analysis for costume design. Focus is placed on those historical periods in which dramatic literature and theatre performance were most prolific and influential.
A continuation of History of Costume & Decor I, this course examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles studied in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the Italian Renaissance through the 18th century. Prerequisite: DESN 3130
A continuation of Ideation & Construction for Costume I, this course focuses on the draping and cutting of historical costumes, with an emphasis on the draped costume, the semi-fitted Gothic costume, and the artificial silhouette of the 16th, 17th, and 19th centuries. Drafting patterns from period sources and current garments are demonstrated. Prerequisite: DESN 3040
A continuation of Drawing and Rendering for the Theatre I. A practical course in which realistic figures are drawn in period costumes and rendered in various medium. Rendering of period fabric, accessories, and styles is demonstrated and applied. Prerequisite: DESN 3270
Students survey and learn the craft of successful costume accessories and costume prop design. Theatrical millinery techniques, armor, footwear, jewelry, and form construction are studied. Prerequisite: DESN 3450
A continuation of History of Costume & Decor I and II, this course examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles studied in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the 19th century through the present. Prerequisites: DESN 3130, DESN 3430
A comprehensive course that culminates in the creation of fully realized, historically accurate, elaborate costume accessories and props. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisites: DESN 3450, DESN 3680
A comprehensive course that culminates in the creation of a fully realized, historically accurate, elaborate costume, including patterning and construction of undergarments, entire garments, and selected specialty work. Prerequisites: DESN 3040, DESN 3440