Introduction to Costuming

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:
Fall 2020



Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the principles of costume production. It includes practical application utilizing tools, terminology, and costume materials. In addition to lecture, there will be production hours outside of class.

Course Details


Connie Smith
Building X, Office:  X223


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Lyons, Tracey.  Sewing Techniques for Theatre.  2019 ed.  Rutledge Press

The Norton Anthology of Drama, Vol I and II. 3rd ed. J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner Jr. & Martin Puchner. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.  ISBN: 9780393283495.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)


Theatre Studies Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate dramatic texts, the methods by which dramatic texts are realized in production, and engage in the collaborative communication and processes of theatre production.

Th-1:   Identify aspects of the theatrical production process including performance, directing, design, technical production, marketing, and management.

Th-2:   Analyze dramatic texts and theatrical productions.

Th-3:   Apply performance and/or production practices through work on various theatrical productions.

Th-4:   Demonstrate knowledge of the history, literature, theories, and skills needed for advanced study or a career in theatre arts and entertainment industry.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Identify tools and materials used for costume construction H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4 Behavioral Observation, Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects, Practicum, Skills Performance
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to costuming H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Define terminology associated with theatre history and production H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Demonstrate mastery of basic skills in hand and machine sewing Th1, Th3, Th4  
Employ skills and professional demeanor essential for effective participation on a production crew Th1, Th3, Th4  



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
  2. Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
  3. Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments
  4. Attendance at a Fine Art production including student productions
  5. Attendance of one event (play or musical) produced by organizations other than Chipola


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