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Course : Costume Design

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2020
Fain Fine Arts Center, B114
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, May 11, 2020 12:00 am

Course Goals

To develop an understanding and application of script analysis.

        Theatre Learning Outcome 2:  Employability

        General Education Learning Outcome 2:  Literacy (Reading)

To experience the application of the art of costume design.

        Theatre Learning Outcome 2:  Employability

        Theatre Learning Outcome 3:  Theoretical/Conceptual Knowledge & Application

        General Education Learning Outcome 3:  Critical Thinking

To develop basic skills in the art of costume design.

        Theatre Learning Outcome 2:  Employability

        Theatre Learning Outcome 3:  Theoretical/Conceptual Knowledge & Application

        General Education Learning Outcome 3:  Critical Thinking

To design costumes in a variety of periods and concepts.

        Theatre Learning Outcome 1:  Knowledge of Development of Theatre

        General Education Learning Outcome 3:  Critical Thinking

To learn the importance of artistic integrity.

        Theatre Learning Outcome 4:  Professionalism





Attendance & participation




Chapter Questions


Research Project


Elements of Design Project


Virginia Woolf

Paperwork - 20

Daily progress - 10

Research – 15

Design – 30

Powerpoint & presentation - 25



Paperwork – 35

Daily progress – 20

Research – 30

Design collages - 75


School for Scandal

Paperwork – 25

Daily progress – 20

Concept – 20

Nudes – 30

Sketches – 30

Renderings - 75


Website & presentation



Final grade








800 to 899


700 to 799


600 to 699


Less than 600



You are expected to attend all classes.  Since lectures expand on assignments, missing class means missing important information.  This class is, by its nature, participatory.   Missing class means missing the chance to participate in your own education and the education of others in the class. The college policy allows for “five and you die”.  You are allowed five fifty minute absences beyond which you will be dropped from the class by the professor.  Attendance is taken at the beginning of the class.  The professor reserves the right to disallow counting a student present who is extremely late.   If you need to miss class due to a religious holiday, please see the professor as far in advance as possible.  If you need to miss class due to university-sponsored events such as field trips and sports, please see the professor as far in advance as possible.  If you are ill on a class day, contact the professor by text or email (in writing) before the start of class.  If you are ill, send your work with another student or post it on D2L. You will be required to complete the assigned work on or before the due date, and you will be required to submit an official form from the university before your absence.  Please note that work, non-emergency medical and dental appointments, hangovers, intramural games, visitors from out of town, fixing your roommate’s computer, fraternity/sorority events, arguments with boyfriends/girlfriends and studying for other classes do NOT constitute excused absences.  


Late Work 

Late work is not accepted. Period.


Make Up Work/Quizzes

Make up work is not allowed. Quizzes may not be taken late.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

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We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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