Fascinating Rhythm: Costume Design for Musicals (DRA2283.01)

Charles Schoonmaker

This class will focus on designing the costumes for a series of increasingly complex stage musicals. We will listen to recordings, read and discuss scripts and investigate character. Possible projects might include a non- scripted work such as ‘Songs for a New World’ by Jason Robert Brown, a documentary based musical such as ‘Grey Gardens’ by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, and a work based on a novel such as ‘The Light in the Piazza’ by Adam Guettel or ‘Violet’ by Jeanine Tesori and Michael Crawley. Please note that these will be ‘paper projects’ and will not involve the production of actual costumes.

Learning Outcomes:
- Creative solutions to the design briefs
- Inquiry and Research into the various musicals
- The communication of design ideas and concepts with research, drawing, and painting (and/or the digital equivalent)

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Corequisites: Dance/Drama lab
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Dance , Drama , Music , Remotely Accessible
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