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 Course Title:   Costume Construction

 Title Abbreviation:   COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    164

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

This course focuses on the practical aspects of costume construction to include fabric selection, machine and hand sewing, pattern drafting and draping, fitting, and finishing.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
WWU THTR 216

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of
    • Costume shop set-up
    • Fabric selection
    • Proper use of both hand and machine tools
  2. Utilize basic sewing skills in the creation of a costume
  3. Draft from a pattern
  4. Fit and finish a costume

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Setting up a costume shop
  2. Selecting fabrics
  3. Identifying and using hand sewing tools
  4. Identifying and using machine tools
  5. Drafting and draping patterns
  6. Fitting and finishing costumes