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 430/530 Historic Costume for the Stage
Room 204, Rowand-Johnson Hall
Instructor: Donna Meester
Office Hours: M/W/F 10:00-11:00
Office: Rowand-Johnson 235
Required Text: Survey of Historic Costume, 5th edition; Phyllis Tortora & Keith Eubank
Suggested: A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion; Mary Brooks Picken
Course Objective: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
· identify what time period clothing is from
· identify fabrics, styles and details that are specific to each period
· communicate the above using the proper terminology.
Attendance: Attendance is expected at all class meetings. Three absences will constitute one full drop of a letter grade of the final grade. Each additional absences will result in an additional 1/3 grade drop. If your name is on the roster on the first day of class and you are not present, this will be considered an absence! Three tardies (5 minutes or more late) will equal one absence.
Exams and Assignments:
There will be one 10-15 page research paper on the subject of the student’s choice with the instructor’s approval. This paper is required for graduate students and is optional for undergraduates. Undergrads may choose to write the paper for extra credit. The guidelines for graduate and undergraduates will be the same. Topics can range from armor, specific undergarments for a particular period, a broad time range for a specific garment or accessory(i.e. corsets, shoes, gloves, etc.), outerwear, etc. Hair and makeup styles may also be a topic of interest. More specific information will be given in class.
Research Paper 150 points
“pop” quizzes 100 points
Class Participation 100 points
4 Exams @ 100 points each 400 points
Comprehensive Final Exam 250 points
Total 850 pts. (undergrad) 1000 (grad)
*Exams and quizzes will be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, short answer and essay questions.
Grading is based on a 10% scale.
Graduate: A= 900-1000, B= 800-899, C= 700-799, D= 600-699, F=599----
Undergraduate: A= 765-850, B= 680-764, C= 595-679, D= 510-594, F= 509---
The use of cell phones will not be tolerated under any circumstances. A 10 point deduction of the final grade will result with each violation.
Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework:
Missed Exams will not be allowed to be made up without PRIOR approval from the instructor. Missed quizzes will not be able to be made up, period. Late research papers will not be accepted under any circumstances, you have a full semester to be working on this.
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.
Disabilities: To request disability accommodations, please contact Disabilities Services (348-4285). After initial arrangements are made with that office, contact your instructor.
January 12 W Course Introduction
14 F Chapter 1
17 M MLK Day—No Class
19 W No Class
21 F No Class
24 M Part I-- Chapter 2: The Ancient Middle East c.3500-600 B.C.
26 W Chapter 3: Crete and Greece c.2900-300 B.C.
27 F Chapter 4: Etruria and Rome c. 800B.C.- A.D. 400
31 M TBA
February 2 W No Class
4 F Test #1
7 M Part II—Chapter 5: The Early Middle Ages c.300-1300
9 W Chapter 6: The Late Middle Ages c.1300-1500
11 F Part III—Chapter 7: The Italian Renaissance c.1400-1600
14 M Chapter 8: The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600
16 W TBA
18 F Test #2
21 M Part IV—Chapter 9: The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700
23 W Chapter 9 (con’t)
25 F Chapter 10: The Eighteenth Century 1700-1790
28 M Chapter 10 (con’t)
March 2 W TBA
4 F SETC—No Class
7 M Part V—Intro to 19th. Century
9 W USITT—No Class
11 F USITT—No Class
14 M Spring Break—No Class
16 W Spring Break—No Class
18 F Spring Break—No Class
21 M Chapter 11: The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790-1820
23 W Chapter 11 (con’t)
25 F Chapter 12: The Romantic Period 1820-1850
28 M Chapter 12 (con’t)
30 W Chapter 13: The Crinoline Period 1850-1869
April 1 F Chapter 14: The Bustle Period and the Nineties 1870-1900
4 M Chapter 14 (con’t)
6 W Test #3
8 F Honors Day—No Class
11 M Part VI—Chapter 15: The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920
13 W Big River to Montgomery—No Class
15 F Big River to Montgomery—No Class
18 M Chapter 15 (con’t)
20 W Chapter 16: The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947
22 F Chapter 17: The New Look: Fashion Conformity Prevails 1947-1960
25 M Test #4
27 W Chapter 18: The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960-1980
29 F Chapter 19: The Eighties, the Nineties, and the Twenty-first Century 1980-2008 Research Paper Due
The Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, May 2 8:00-10:30.
Note: This schedule is subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of such changes.