Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Open Access Thesis


Theatre and Dance

First Advisor

Kristin L. Hall


The costume design and technology program at the University of South Carolina demands that students learn each facet of the profession extensively. The highlights and most growth-inducing experiences for me were the opportunities to design costumes for four main stage productions. I gained an understanding of costume-based research, watercolor and digital rendering, building ideas with a director, working out a cohesive look with other designers, and communicating about garment construction with a costume shop. I also built up my costume construction skills and learned to flat pattern and drape. With opportunities to work professionally, I honed my shop management and interpersonal skills. My thesis provides a closer look at the processes behind each of my four fully realized designs and my development as a technician and theatre professional.


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