so sayeth Architect Carlos ‘14.
As far as fashion design goes, some students choose to study that mainly through costume design. Courses on fashion design itself are pretty few and far between, but with a Plan that combines, say, costume design, art history, social science (because hey who doesn’t need that?) and maybe some independent work, fashion design is definitely manageable here.
We do offer fashion design classes that aren’t costume design but relatively rarely. That doesn’t mean that you can’t study it though. You could certainly put together a Plan in fashion design including some combination of costume design, art history, philosophy, social and media studies and some independent projects.
I would also say that there are enough non traditional drama productions that go on here that the line between fashion and costume design gets pretty blurred.
Glad to hear it!
I think the theatre production program is great. The general theatre program is all about studying broadly within theatre, so even I, as an acting student, am asked to take things like theatre history, playwrighting, set design, etc.
So here’s the skinny: we offer all the things you mentioned in your post and more - here’s a sampling of the kind of drama classes we offer. And there are constantly productions going on, so there is ample opportunity as you become more advanced as say a lighting designer to apply your skills in a production environment, whether it’s working officially for credit on a main stage faculty directed production, or designing a set for your friends show that she wants to do in the woods behind Jennings.
If you have more specific questions about drama, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so thankful and amazed that about six months out of undergrad, my work is now my life.
On Sunday, I closed my first show as costume designer in Boston: Not-a-Box New Play Festival with GAN-e-meed Theater Project. It was a very good experience (seriously) and I was proud of the work I did. I think that’s the most important part, that I’m proud of the work I did. I met a whole bunch of wonderful, talented people. And got another gig out of it.
Yesterday, I had my first production meeting for Stoneham’s the young co production of Once Upon a Mattress. Short and sweet — I’m excited to delve into that project.
On Monday, I have an audition for Play About the Baby.
I did some thinking on Monday or Tuesday night. I moved to Boston in September. I’ve been working consistently (both part-time and in theater) ever since. By the end of the season, I’ll have worked on —as designer or wardrobe— six shows. That’s six runs. That’s work for an entire season. I’ll have been theatrically employed for the entire first theater season I spent in Boston.