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Fall 2021
May 23,2022
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THEA 337 - COSTUME & FASHION IN BRITAIN
(Study Abroad) This course focuses on costume and fashion in Britain as it relates to theater, television and film. This course will link the study and research of costume history and contemporary dress to specific scripts and performance that students will read and subsequently view while in the United Kingdom. Students will learn the process and approach costume designers employ when designing a production and apply this knowledge to written analysis of performance in theater and film that they will view abroad and in class and serve as a foundation for class discussion. These scripts and performances will be in a variety of eras that reflect (or satirize) the culture, mores, and social structure of society in each. There will be a component on British royal costume history and its influence on fashion. Students will immerse themselves in British culture by attending theater performances, visiting exhibits, costume houses and museums with strong fashion focus, both historical and contemporary, in New York, London, Bath and Stratford. Learning will be enhanced by curator-led tours at museums and workshops at theaters like Stratford, the National Theater and/or the Globe. Students will learn cultural differences between our two countries by observing fashion first-hand in New York and London, analyzing and reflecting on these differences in a daily journal that will be graded at the conclusion of the course. Students will also demonstrate this understanding in a design-based final project accompanied by a final paper.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Theater Department

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