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THTR 341: Costume Design: THTR 341: Costume Design

Introduction to basic elements and processes of costume design, including character/script analysis; research; visual design ideas and techniques.

Course Description

Welcome to THTR 341 Intro to Costume Design, a course taught by  Dr. Vickie Wisdom.

"This course will introduce the theatre major students to basic techniques of theatrical costume design. This will include: figure drawing; how the elements and principles of design relate to, and are utilized in, costume design; collaboration; script analysis; costume design process; character analysis; the function and purpose of costumes in theatre; and, rendering techniques. Knowledge of fabrics and other materials as well as costume history will also be explored."



In this guide you will find the required and recommended books for the course. The books, which are not available in the EU and/or MOBIUS Libraries, can be found on the and requested via an Interlibrary Loan service (ILL).

If you prefer to purchase the books, check the list of online bookshops compiled by a librarian, where you can find the best bargain. This course guide also provides links to OPEN ACCESS (free online) resources (ebooks, articles, multimedia, and more).

Course Texts


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