Costume Making 5

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203KTR5 ZK 3 6T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim is the management of basic set-design practice in handling costume design - identifying the main drama situations in the context of the overall concept of the costume design and all drama figures in the production.

Understanding to use all solutions in handling theatre costuming - text, drama situation analysis, form, color, movement, lighting and relationship of the costumes to the drama space.

Enhancing abilities in clealrly formulating one's concept and path, how to execute it in the theatre-drama form.

Basic knowledge of materials for implementing costuming design and possibly, in historical forms of costume, knowledge of the morphology of appropriate historical eras.

Demonstrate the distinction and use solutions for costuming in individual theatre forms (opera, drama, ballet).

The student must understand the linking of all elements of theatre (directing, set-design, acting) and be able to comprehensibly communcate, collaborate and be consistent with them.

The student must be able to complete the implementation according to the costuming design.

Mode of study

Personal consultations on assignments, texts, sources of inspiration, sketch and drawings preparations. Consultations and analysis of dramatic situations, Proposals of drama figures, significance of objects on stage and their implementation in professional theatre. Management in the implementation of selected costuming designs for academic purposes (exhibits, summary exams, school presentations...).

Work is evaluated on 4 dates during the academic year.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Ability of artistic communication, dramatic artistic manifestation and conceptional thought. Knowledge of basic forms of historical clothing and basic materials for implementation of costuming. Ability to work with a drama text, its formulation, definition of its significance and sense. A bearing in related disciplines - fine arts, literature, material culture, classical music. Creativity and continuity skills.

Course contents

Specific features of costumes for opera, drama and ballet. The dramatic text and conceptions of costume creation.

Recommended or required reading

L. Kybalová - Dějiny odívání (all volumes)

E. Thielle - Geschichte des Kostümes

J. Arnold - Patterns off Fashion 1-2

Moussinac - Dějiny divadla

Blahník - Dějiny divadla

O. Zich - Estetika dramatického umění

K. Kratochvíl - Ze světa komedie del'Arte

V. Ptáčková - Česká scenografie XX. stol.

J. Trojan - Dějiny opery

L. Kybalová, O. Herbenová, M. Lamarová - Obrazová encyklopedie mody

From the collections of the Kyoto Costuming Insitute - History of Costuming of the 18th., 19th.and 20th centuries

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: attendance, drama thinking skills, drama situation analysis, creativity and continuity, artistry, completion of all assignments, presentation and implementation of a costuming object, ability to defend one's concept.

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

room K442

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
room K442

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 14:00–16:30 Dana ZÁBRODSKÁ Atelier
Karlova 26, Praha 1
Thu 14:00–16:30 Dana ZÁBRODSKÁ Atelier
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans