UTK Department of Theatre

College of Arts & Sciences

Costume Design Sample Curriculum

Semester 1:

THEA 501 [3] Introduction to Graduate Research in Theatre
THEA 503[3] Elements of Design for the Theatre
THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 543[1] Projects in Costume Design

Semester 2:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 510[3] Studies in Theatre History (or approved dramatic literature course)
THEA 542[3] Social History of Costume
THEA 543[1] Projects in Costume Design Art [3] Drawing
THEA 492[1] Off-Campus Study

Semester 3:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 446[3] Patterning
THEA 584[3] Photography for the Theatre
THEA 587[3] Computer Aided Rendering for Theatre
THEA 543[1] Projects in Costume Design

Semester 4:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 547[3] Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre
THEA 588[3] Digital Portfolio
THEA 543[1] Projects in Costume Design
THEA 491[1] Foreign Study

Semester 5:

THEA 599 [1-6] Project in Lieu of Thesis
THEA 548[3] Techniques of Mask Making
Elective

Semester 6:

THEA 599 [1-6] Project in Lieu of Thesis
Elective
Elective

Suggested Electives: Art History, Dramatic Literature, Scene Design, Lighting Design,
Directing, Drawing, Painting, Theatre 549-Projects in Costume Technology

Projects in Lieu of Thesis

Normally, students will complete both a practical and a theoretical project.  The practical project will consist of designing a production of substantial scope for the Clarence Brown or Carousel Theatre seasons.  The theoretical project will consist of the design of a play involving no fewer than thirty-five costume designs.  The project will be decided upon through consultation with the student’s advisor.

Master Classes

Each year, master classes will be offered with important designers or artisans.  Subjects  vary from design for dance and  site specific design to mask making, tailoring or creature design and construction.

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