SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 7:26:57 AMTHAR 21 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 21Title:  INTRO - COSTUMING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Costuming
Last Reviewed:4/26/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Principles of costuming in theatre arts. Basic pattern drafting, cutting, and fitting of theatrical costumes. Practical application of theory through the construction of costumes for productions. The history of western costume as it related to the shows produced during any particular semester.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.1 OR Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principle of costuming in theatre arts. Basic pattern drafting, cutting & fitting of theatrical costumes. Practical application of theory through the construction of costumes for productions. The history of western costume as it relates to the shows produced during any particular semester.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.1 OR Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25
Recommended:THAR 1.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 174 Introduction to Stage Costume or Fundamentals of Costume Design SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR21A OR THAR28

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Summarize the creative and practical aspects of costume design
   from research to organization.
2.  Evaluate the evolution of costumes for a production from script
   to performance.
3.  Define the various functions of costume as they pertain to theatrical
   interpretations of drama.
4.  Analyze the role of costume as it applies to the costume designer,
   set designer, actor, director, and audience.
5.  Define the various personnel associated with costume construction
   and describe their functions within the theatrical framework.
6.  Define and describe the relationships of deadlines, scheduling,
   rehearsals and performance for any given production.
7.  Demonstrate basic costume construction skills through the use of
   suitable tools, equipment and techniques in the construction of a
   costume or costume piece. This may include millinery, mask making,
   fabric painting and dying, leather work, etc; as these subjects
   may apply to any given production.
8.  Demonstrate efficient use of the tools and equipment of the costume
   shop including an understanding of safety requirements.
9.  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of visual communication through the use
   of line, shape, color and texture.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Costume definition and history.
     A. Historical aspects of clothing.
     B. Historical aspects of theatrical costuming.
2.  The structure of production.
     A. Costume design and its relation to other aspects of production.
     B. Scheduling and maintaining the dressing of a production.
3.  Theories of costume as they apply to:
     A. Style.
     B. Production.
     C. Character.
4.  The use of costuming tools, equipment and materials.
5.  Costume construction.
     A. Patterns.
     B. Cutting.
     C. Fitting and tailoring.
     D. Maintenance.

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1.  Complete all assigned duties and tasks, including practical
   maintenance of a costuming schedule during the run of a major
2.  Demonstrate knowledge of and skill in using the tools, equipment
   and materials of a costume shop, including appropriate safety
3.  Express the principles of line, color, shape and texture through
   completed sketches of costume designs or the construction of one
   complete garment with accessories.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams, DRAWING & CONSTRUCTION TECHQS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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