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Master Course Syllabus Outline


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Tarleton State University

Curriculum Management System                                            Office of Academic Affairs, July 2002 - Rev. Aug. 2008

                       Master Course Syllabus Outline
       Sponsoring Department          Fine Arts

       College                        College Of Liberal & Fine Arts

       Course Title                   Costume Design and Construction

       Course Prefix                  THEA

       Course Number                  301

       Approved by Department on            Jan 29, 2009

  I.       Catalog Description
  Studies in stage costuming, history, characterization, fabrics, construction and design. A lecture and laboratory course
  including student planning, illustration, construction, and designing of costumes for University productions.

  II.      Prerequisites:
  Technical Theatre II or equivalent experience.

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III. Expanded Course Description:
Topics to be covered are as follows: script analysis as it pertains to costume design, character analysis, creating a
concept (idea) for a costume design, elements of design, color theory, creating a color rendering, materials involved in
creating a rendering, the purpose of a costume plot, fabric and how it affects a character and some history of fashion.
This is an undergraduate level course intended to expose the theatre student to the basic stops in creating a costume
for the stage.

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 IV. Intended student outcomes:
            At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:

A) Knowledge Outcomes
1) understand the basics of script analysis as it pertains to costume design.
2) understand character analysis and the creating of a concept (idea) for a costume design.
3) understand the purpose of a costume plot.
4) be knowledgeable of various fabrics and how they affect a character.
5) understand and relate the history of fashion as it relates to the basics of costume design.

B) Skill Outcomes
1) develop a suitable costume design concept for a given play.
2) create a costume plot.
3) create a color rendering of a characters costume.
4) be able to discuss their choices for a costume design with other members of the design team.

C) Values Outcomes (optional)

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   V. Unless otherwise stipulated in the master syllabus by the department,
            the following items are subject to faculty discretion as described in each faculty member's
            individual course outline/syllabus:

              a) Course Requirements
              b) Required Text(s)
              c) Bibliography

   VI. Academic Honesty: Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person’s materials or ideas
         as one’s own), or doing work for another person who will receive academic credit are
         all-impermissible. This includes the use of unauthorized books, notebooks, or other sources
         in order to secure of give help during an examination, the unauthorized copying of
         examinations, assignments, reports, or term papers, or the presentation of unacknowledged
         material as if it were the student’s own work. Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the
         academic discipline administered by the faculty member who teaches the course in which the
         cheating took place.

   VII. Students With Disabilities Policy: It is the policy of Tarleton State University to comply
         with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state, and local laws
         relative to the provision of disability services. Students with disabilities attending
         Tarleton State University may contact the Office of Disability Services at (254) 968-9478 to
         request appropriate accommodation. Furthermore, formal accommodation requests cannot be
         made until the student has been officially admitted to Tarleton State University.

Department Head
Dr. Teresa Davidian

Department Head Signature                                                                       Date

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