Beginning Costume Design and Construction

A rendering of a rich purple brocade jacket with white fur trim, and the finished garment on the actress.

Costume design uses the texture, color, style, and other properties of clothing to express aspects of the character's personality and lifestyle. (Courtesy Leslie Held. Used with permission.)

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MIT Course Number

21M.732

As Taught In

Fall 2008

Level

Undergraduate

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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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Held, Leslie. 21M.732 Beginning Costume Design and Construction, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-732-beginning-costume-design-and-construction-fall-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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