21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater

As taught in: Fall 2004

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Leslie Cocuzzo Held

Image of MIT costume shop.
MIT costume shop. (Photograph courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Features

Course Description

This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects.
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