Costume Design and History

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Costume Design
Fall 2022
Taught By: Mimi Maxmen
Section: A

CRN: 12289

Credits: 3

In this course, we will learn the practice, theory, and history of costume design. First, we will be introduced to the different disciplines of costume design including theater, film, dance, and opera. We will learn how to read and breakdown a script, develop concepts, identify and apply research, and design for characters. We will also examine fashion history to support and contextualize our design processes. To complement the course, we will learn about specific professional practices such as building a costume portfolio, costume production from sketch to finished garments, collaborating with directors and choreographers, the job market, and more. Class time will be devoted to observing presentations and demonstrations, performing design exercises, reviewing and analyzing work, visiting costume resources, and realizing final design outcomes. There is no garment making or sewing in this course. Work will be predominantly 2-D. Upon successful completion of this course, students will possess an introductory knowledge of costume design practice and a finalized costume design project.

Open to: All undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFD 2220 Design Studio 1 OR PAFS 1422 Process & Skills: Fashion Design and PAFS 1425 Fashion Ind: Design OR PAFD 1100 Core 1.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:08am EST 1/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 417
Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022