Costume Design: 1700 to Today

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Costume Design 2: 1700 - Today
Spring 2023
Taught By: Mimi Maxmen
Section: A

CRN: 11923

Credits: 3

In this course students will develop and practice the knowledge and skills learned in Introduction to Costume Design: Egypt to Molière, in the execution of projects for live and filmed performance. The primary learning objectives are expanding research skills and deepening and contextualizing character analysis, both to illustrate how character and story are revealed through clothing choices. Students will design 4 projects. At least 2 will require advanced research skills, whether the project is 18th century or modern. Working from a TV pilot script, students will design and budget wardrobe closets for 5 characters. One project might be a musical or opera or dance piece. At least one project will involve gender and ethnicity fluid casting. Guest lecturers will include working designers, directors, choreographers as panelists and as visiting critics for student presentations. Field trips to costume rental or production facilities will be available. Students will write a resume, develop a costume-centric website and build a costume portfolio consisting of semester work: costume renderings, research bibliographies, costume plot, budgets, extensive swatch file. By the end of the semester, student portfolios will demonstrate competence in all areas of costume design and production: a successful portfolio for job or school application.

Open to: All university undergraduate students. Pre-requisite: PSOF 2100 Costume Design or permission from instructor.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (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: 7:18am EDT 4/1/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 818
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023