Full Title Design for Performance 2 Costume

Short Title Design for Performance 2

Code PERF06048
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Conway, Jo
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence 80%
Fee

Description
This module is an introduction to costume design and its role in the process of making theatre. Texts and characters are explored through collaborative exercises to inform the process of designing costumes. Preliminary skills in researching visual material and techniques in costume design rendition are introduced. Learners recognize the technical requirements of the actor as well as reflecting on character in terms of costume. Practical workshops in costume cutting/making skills may be introduced. The viability of the individual designs may be tested in a devised performance piece.


Indicative Syllabus
General introduction to costume design: What is costume design? What are the key characteristics needed to be a costume designer?

Assessing the role of the costume designer: Realisation of the visual needs of a performance, technical possibilities, the relationship with the play, actors, designers, space and audience.

The demands of the costume designer: finding own approaches to costume design. Recognising the responsibilities of being part of a creative team.

The processes involved in the journey from costume realisation to performance which might include characterisation, movement, technical needs, research, costume cutting and sowing, drawing and collage.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. understand and appreciate the role of costume in the Performing Arts

  2. research and source information necessary for costume design

  3. explore costume design as an expression of character through drawing and collage

  4. acquire basic skills and tools necessary to create a costume design

  5. through practical workshops develop preliminary skills to construct a costume for performance.


Assessment Strategies
Costume in performance: Students design and construct a costume for performance.

Presentation of research: Students articulate orally and visually their research process and final design.

Log Book: individual understanding and evaluation of research for costume design. Developing and recording the creative journey involved in costume design.

Continual Assessment: Attendance and professional practice

Assessment Facilitites
  • Studio space (flat, with sink) with equipped work station for individual studio work.
  • Workshop with facilities and equipment suitable for costume cutting and construction.
  • Access to rehearsal and performance space.

  • Module Dependencies
    Pre Requisite Modules
    None
    Co Requisite Modules
    None
    Incompatible Modules
    None

    Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
    Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

    Coursework Assessment Breakdown

    Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
    Design Presentation Costume in performance 1,2,3,4,5 40 OnGoing
    Individual Project Presentation 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
    Written Report Log book 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing
    Continuous Assessment professional practice and attendance 1,2,3,4,5 20 OnGoing


    End Exam Assessment Breakdown

    Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


    Distance Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Part Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Full Time Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
    Design Projectwork Black Box rehearsal and performance 2 Fortnightly 1.00
    Workshop Design Studio Costume realisation 2 Weekly 2.00

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

    Online Learning Mode Workload

    Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

    Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

    Resources
    Book Resources
    Howard. Pamela What is Scenography? Second edition

    Routledge Press 2009

    Mack.John Editor Masks The Art of Expression

    British Museum Press 1994

    Arnold. Janet Patterns of Fashion 1540-1660, 1560-1620.

    1660-1860, 1860-1940

    Macmillon/QSM 1985

    Burnell. Kate. Editor Collaborators. UK Design For Performance 2003-2007

    The Society of British Theatre Designers

    Willett.John Editor Brecht on Theatre The development on an aesthetetic

    Methuen press 1964

    Legrand. Catherine Textiles: A World Tour

    Discovering Traditional Fabrics and Patterns

    Thames and Hudson 2008
    Other Resources
    None
    Url Resources
    Additional Info