Pedagogy and Professional Development

Utilizing a Theoretical Framework for the Creative Process of Theatrical Costume Design in a Fashion History Course

Author
  • Sara Jablon-Roberts (Johnson & Wales University)

Abstract

At a private mid-sized university in the Northeast, as part of the term project for a fashion history course, undergraduate fashion merchandising and retailing students utilized the Jablon-Roberts and Sanders (2019) theoretical framework for the creative process of theatrical costume design for historically set productions. The framework offered a step-by-step process (i.e., incubation, research, role-play, image selection) to help students explore, research, and identify the clothes a historical person would wear in the context of a theatrical play. The use of this framework spurred students towards the successful achievement of the course’s six objectives, including “Identify and analyze the psychological, social, aesthetic, economic, technological, religious, and geographic factors that influence dress” and “Utilize and apply a variety of sources to analyze the history of dress.” Additionally, through this project, students further developed their skills in critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and digital and information literacy.

Keywords: design process, costume, historical accuracy, pedagogy, fashion history

How to Cite:

Jablon-Roberts, S., (2022) “Utilizing a Theoretical Framework for the Creative Process of Theatrical Costume Design in a Fashion History Course”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.13486

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Published on
30 Apr 2022
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