Costume Design

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Costume Design

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The theory and practice of costume design. From its beginnings to the present. Working and research methods.

    The evolution of stage costume in a historical and cultural context. Students acquire basic skills in designing costumes for a given play in workshop sessions.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of costume and fashion, particularly in Europe from the Renaissance period to the present day and describe historical developments in costume and fashion design.
    2. Analyze key examples of the representation of costume in art works, notably in portraits, and the connections between fine art and fashion design.
    3. Analyze key examples of the use of costume in stage productions, and their relation to stage design to the interpretation of dramatic texts and the interaction with the performer.
    4. Analyze text and character and develop individual concepts for costume designs.
    5. Develop a range of key skills in research, critical reflection, design development, illustration and creative design.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Lectures, class discussions, video presentations.
    • Workshops
    • Office hours where students can discuss with instructor their concerns over ongoing projects.
    • Use of a Blackboard site where lecture notes, assignment instructions, announcements, and other materials related to the module are posted.


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