Introduction to Costume Design


One on One Mentoring or Coaching - Online (Must have access to a computer, internet, and skype)

12 Week Mentored Course or Pay Per Session Coaching. Using the techniques and approaches in Talking Threads: Costume Design for Entertainment Designers , I will personally lead you through a series of discussions and exercises to familiarize you with the fundamentals of costume design. You will then develop a project that suits your individual goals and you will be mentored through the execution of your project. By the end of the 12-week mentored course you will have original content and research to direct your personal study and specialist portfolio projects.

Time Requirements: 1-3 hours a week for sessions, 3-6 hours a week for homework assignments.

Appropriate for aspiring visual development artists, concept designers, and costume specialists.

Class Summary

  • Week One: Introduction

  • Week Two: Plot and Theme

  • Week Three: Societal Terrain

  • Week Four: Personality

  • Week Five: Time and Place

  • Week Six: Passage of Time

  • Week Seven: Project Choice

  • Week Eight: Project Revision

  • Week Nine: Research

  • Week Ten: Designs

  • Week Eleven: Design Revisions

  • Week Twelve: Final Designs Presentation + Critique


12 Week Course: $600

Pay Per Session Coaching: $90 (3 Hour Session)

Disclaimers: This course focusing on improving your analytical approach to design and refining your unique specialist approach. To make the most of our time, you must have basic anatomy, perspective, color theory, and technical drawing skills to participate in this course. The weekly topics may be adjusted at the discretion of the mentor to suit the needs of the student.

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