Costume Design 2: Live and Filmed Performance

Parsons School of Design: School of Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Costume Design 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Mimi Maxmen
Section: A

CRN: 11923

Credits: 3

In this course, students will execute a series of costume design projects that span diverse scripts and performance formats, including theater, film, and television. The primary learning objectives are expanding research skills and deepening and contextualizing character analysis to illustrate how a character and the story are revealed through clothing choices. We will learn how to develop and apply advanced research methods that can then be applied in creative ways through costuming. We will examine costume history from 1700 to today. Guests will include working designers, directors, and costume crew members, as lecturers, panelists, and 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 cohesive costume portfolio that includes costume renderings, research bibliographies, costume plots, budgets, and extensive swatch files. By the end of the semester, students’ portfolios will demonstrate competence in all areas of professional costume design and production, along with the knowledge and experience necessary for entry-level positions.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite: PSOF 2100 Costume Design 1, or permission from instructor.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Fashion (SOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 6:22am EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 417
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024