PSOF
3601

Costume Design for Dance

Parsons School of Design: School of Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Costume Design for Dance
Fall 2024
Taught By: Mimi Maxmen
Section: A

CRN: 17064

Credits: 3

The primary focus of this course will be how movement informs the design of costume in performance. Students will work with diverse forms of music and sound. Exploring forms from classical ballet to street/hip hop, students will learn how they can be illuminated and interpreted through design, fabric, and the body in motion. This course will teach students how to look at dance in the studio, in performance, and on video/film. Students will attend rehearsals and observe dance classes. Students will engage in design sessions with choreographers to explore techniques of communication and collaboration in the design process. We will examine how an individual’s body can inform design. Design assignments include a wide range of projects for traditional and non-Western dance forms, as well as designs for a wide range of body types and abilities including disabled dancers. To immerse students in the history, methods, and sources of design, the course will feature visiting lecturers and visits to a research library and costume production facilities. On completion of this course, students will have produced a portfolio consisting of 4-6 design projects. Students who successfully complete this course may enroll in Costume Design 2.

Open to: All university undergraduate students. Pre-requisite(s): None. Recommended: Some experience with figure drawing and/or dance.

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: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 10:42pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/3/2024
Costume Design for Dance
Spring 2024
Taught By: Mimi Maxmen
Section: A

CRN: 14850

Credits: 3

The primary focus of this course will be how movement informs the design of costume in performance. Students will work with diverse forms of music and sound. Exploring forms from classical ballet to street/hip hop, students will learn how they can be illuminated and interpreted through design, fabric, and the body in motion. This course will teach students how to look at dance in the studio, in performance, and on video/film. Students will attend rehearsals and observe dance classes. Students will engage in design sessions with choreographers to explore techniques of communication and collaboration in the design process. We will examine how an individual’s body can inform design. Design assignments include a wide range of projects for traditional and non-Western dance forms, as well as designs for a wide range of body types and abilities including disabled dancers. To immerse students in the history, methods, and sources of design, the course will feature visiting lecturers and visits to a research library and costume production facilities. On completion of this course, students will have produced a portfolio consisting of 4-6 design projects. Students who successfully complete this course may enroll in Costume Design 2.

Open to: All university undergraduate students. Pre-requisite(s): None. Recommended: Some experience with figure drawing and/or dance.

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: No

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: 10:42pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 417
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/8/2024 - 5/15/2024