21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater

Fall 2004

Image of MIT costume shop.
MIT costume shop. (Photograph courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features costume design drawings and photos from student projects.

Course Description

This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects.
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Prof. Leslie Cocuzzo Held

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session