TH 120 Principles of Stage Design
TH 430/530 Historic Costume
TH 433/533 Costume Design I
TH 435/535 Prof. Presentation
TH 436/536 Fabric Modification
TH 437/537 Drawing
TH 439/539 Adv. Stage Makeup
TH 635 Costume Design III
TH 639 Costume Design IV
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TH 635 Costume Design III
Rm 150, Rowand-Johnson Hall
Instructor: Donna Meester
Office Hours: T/TH 10:00-11:00
Office: Rowand-Johnson 235
Scripts that will be needed are:
The House of Bernarda Alba (Garcia Lorca)
James and the Giant Peach (Richard George)
The Mischievous Machinations of Scapin (Moliere)
Scapino! (Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale)
The Ideal Husband (Oscar Wilde)
Lady Windemere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)
Materials: variety of drawing pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 2H, etc.), erasure, pencil sharpener, small set of watercolors (tube), variety of watercolor brushes (0,2,8,12,etc.), watercolor paper (at least 8 ½”x11”), paper scissors, glue stick
Course Objective: The student will have an understanding of the elements and principles of design. The student will be able to analyze a script and apply the principles of design to character appropriate costumes.
Attendance: Attendance is expected at all classes and mandatory on presentation days. You are allowed one absence. A second absence will constitute a drop of one half of a letter grade of the final grade. Each additional absence will result in an additional ½ grade drop. Three tardies (5 minutes or more late) will equal one absence.
Note: Late projects will be presented with a maximum of one-half credit possible..
Academic Misconduct: All acts of dishonesty in any work constitute academic misconduct. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information, misrepresentations, and abetting any of the above. The Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Policy will be followed in any such case. This policy is outlined in the student affairs handbook, which can be obtained from the Student Life Office in the Ferguson Center.
Prerequisites: Instructor approval.
Disabilities: To request disability accommodations, please contact Disabilities Services (348-4285). After initial arrangements are made with that office, contact your instructor.
August 22 TH Course Introduction
27 T Classmate Project Due
29 TH Discuss Bernarda Alba w/first year
September 3 T Discuss Six Characters in Search of an Author
5 TH Bernarda Alba research due
10 T 6 Characters research due
12 TH Collages due
17 T 6 Characters thumbnails due
19 TH Bernarda Alba thumbnails due
24 T Six Characters in Search of an Author due
26 TH The House of Bernarda Alba due
October 1 T Discuss James and the Giant Peach
3 TH Research/Inspiration/Collage Peach due
8 T Peach thumbnails due
10 TH James and the Giant Peach due
15 T Discuss The Mischievous Machinations of Scapin
17 TH Scapin research due
22 T Scapin inspiration due
24 TH Scapin thumbnails due
29 T Scapin due
31 TH Fall Break-No Class
November 5 T TBA
7 TH Scapino
12 T Scapino
14 TH Scapino due
19 T Ideal Husband/Lady Windemere
21 TH Ideal Husband/Lady Windemere
26 T TBA
28 TH Thanksgiving Break
December 3 T Ideal Husband/Lady Windemere
5 TH Ideal Husband/Lady Windemere
The Final Exam time is scheduled for Friday, December 13, 8:00 am-10:30 am.
Classmate Project 50 pts.
Six Characters in Search of an Author 100 pts.
James and the Giant Peach 100 pts.
Scapin 100 pts.
Scapino 100 pts.
Ideal Husband/Lady Windemere 200 pts.
Quizzes/Class Participation 50 pts.
Total 700 pts.
Grades will be based on a 10% scale. 630-700 = A. 559-629 = B, etc.
Please note: This syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be announced prior to the class they will affect. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of such changes.