Beginning Costume and Makeup (3)
Corequisite: TPA 1290
This course is an introduction to costuming for the theatre. Subjects to be covered include safety and health issues for the costumer; job descriptions and positions in the costuming field; fabric identification; overview of patterning options; basic hand and machine-sewing techniques; measurements, fitting and alterations; costume research; preproduction and production period and budget; stage makeup (basic, old age and specialty); and portfolio development. Students will be involved in building the fall and spring shows and will be expected to work outside of class when necessary.