MWF 10:00 - 10:50 pm
Additional drawing sessions (optional) F 1:00 - 1:50 pm
To develop an understanding and application of script analysis.
Theatre Learning Outcome 2: Employability
General Education Learning Outcome 2: Literacy (Reading)
To experience the application of the art of costume design.
Theatre Learning Outcome 3: Theoretical/Conceptual Knowledge & Application
General Education Learning Outcome 3: Critical Thinking
To develop basic skills in the art of costume design.
To design costumes in a variety of periods and concepts.
Theatre Learning Outcome 1: Knowledge of Development of Theatre
To learn the importance of artistic integrity.
Theatre Learning Outcome 4: Professionalism
Attendance and participation 100 points
Miscellaneous Projects 125
Elements of Design Projects
Magazine project 75
Play #1 project “God of Carnage”
Play #2 project One act play
Play #3 project “Private Lives”
Play #4 project “Mrs. Warren’s Profession”
Total points: 1000
You are expected to do the assignments when they are assigned. Failure to do so will result in an inability to grow as an artist. All graded assignments should be submitted on or before the deadline. Late assignments will not be accepted.
You are expected to attend all classes. Since lectures expand on assignments, missing class means missing important information. This class is, by its nature, participatory. Missing class means missing the chance to participate in your own education and the education of others in the class. The college policy allows for “five and you die”. You are allowed five fifty minute absences beyond which you will be dropped from the class by the professor. Attendance is taken at the beginning of the class. The professor reserves the right to disallow counting a student present who is extremely late. If you need to miss class due to a religious holiday, please see the professor as far in advance as possible. If you need to miss class due to university-sponsored events such as field trips and sports, please see the professor as far in advance as possible. You will be required to complete the assigned work on or before the due date, and you will be required to submit an official form from the university before your absence. Please note that work, non-emergency medical and dental appointments, hangovers, intramural games, visitors from out of town, fixing your roommate’s computer, fraternity/sorority events, arguments with boyfriends/girlfriends and studying for other classes do NOT constitute excused absences.
Dishonest work on homework is a serious offense, as is plagiarism. The university and the professor will not tolerate either one. If either occurs, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.
Many of us own and use cell phones as our major method of electronic communication. Students are expected to turn off their cell phones when entering the classroom. Under no circumstances are cell phones to be answered during class. Should the student need to take an emergency call, the professor expects the student to leave the room and not return, minimizing disruptions for the remaining students. Before class begins, ensure that all cell phones are turned off, put on vibrate or somehow ensured that the device doesn’t make any noise during class – better yet, leave it at home or in your car. If other commitments are so pressing that they can not wait until the end of the class session, it may be in the student’s best interests to reconsider the priority placed on being in this class. In any case, the professor reserves the right to ask you to leave immediately or to embarrass you mercilessly if your phone makes noise during class.
Students with disabilities or who are in need of special arrangements should see the professor as early as possible in the semester. Please note that in order to qualify for consideration of special accommodations, the student must be registered with the MSU Office of Disability Services, and the professor must receive a memo on file from that office, along with the Special Accommodations Request form.
Should there be a need to alter the number of assignments/presentations/tests, the professor will explain at that time how this will change the grading for the semester.
In this class, we will be read, discussing and responding to a variety of scripts.. It is the hope of the professor that each student will carefully consider the playscript before discussing said material in class. In a university environment, an environment in which all are encouraged to grow and develop to their ultimate potential, it is not beneficial to make comments that are derogatory to an individual or group of people because of their race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation.
In accordance with Federal Privacy Laws a student’s personal information is protected. As an instructor it is unlawful for me to share your personal information (including grades) with anyone unless I have written consent. This means I will not be able to discuss your grades with parents. If you have questions about your grades or have forgotten the grading policy for the course please come by during office hours.
By accepting this syllabus, you are indicating that you understand and accept all the professor’s policies listed herein.