Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Department

Theatre and Dance

First Advisor

Kristin L. Hall

Abstract

Exploring experiences in the Costume Design and Technology Program at the University of South Carolina, this thesis entails the extensive journey from the first trepidatious costume rendering to fully designing costumes for a studio feature film that may be sold to Hallmark. Through a comprehensive curriculum that involved designing costumes for three realized productions, acquiring proficient skills in drawing, painting, digital rendering, patternmaking, and draping, I was able to finish off with an internship semester that encompassed five professional jobs in the industry. My odyssey highlights the ability to adapt to new challenges, including navigating the global pandemic as an artist. This thesis showcases how art and adaptation work hand in hand, emphasizing the importance of creative flexibility in the Costume Design Industry.

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