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Course : THEA

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2021
Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

By the end of the semester, the student should be able to do the following:

A)     Identify the titles and roles of costume studio personnel (Employability, Professionalism)

B)     Understand the physical organization of the costume studio

C)     Recognize and understand the safe use of costume studio materials, tools and equipment (Employability, Safety Knowledge and Practice)

D)    Identify the grainline of a fabric (Employability)

E)     List the steps in the creation of a costume (Employability)

F)     Demonstrate the command of a variety of hand and machine stitches (Employability, Theoretical/Conceptual Knowledge and Application)

G)    Take accurate body measurement (Employability, Professionalism)

H)    Photograph costume techniques and create a digital record of that work (Employability, Professionalism)

This class is very large for a hands-on class. In order for each student to receive the appropriate amount of faculty supervision during class, there will be weeks when a given student will only attend the normally scheduled class one day. This does not mean that there will not be things to work on – these days are part of projects and specified progress must be made between class sessions. A list of which students will attend on which days has already been developed and is non-negotiable. If a student misses their appointed day, they cannot come to class another day.


Unavoidable absence – Jury duty, death in the family, etc. You must send notification by email to the faculty member supervising the crew/rehearsal explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your name and your situation. If you are quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure, you are responsible for notifying the professor in writing prior to missing the class AND working with the professor to determine how to attend the class virtually. If you are ill, notify the professor in writing before class begins and you will receive an excused absence. If you test positive for Covid-19, please notify the professor immediately so that a conversation can be held regarding work due during that period.

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