A Case of Interdisciplinary Course Project: Costuming in Historically based Film

  • Megan Elizabeth Bright (Ball State University)
  • Jinhee Nam (Ball State University)


This interdisciplinary project exhibits the possibilities of combined creative efforts between students in apparel design and telecommunications. The particular project between student film director and myself as a costume designer was initiated by the need to fulfill our own respective independent study courses held in spring 2016. By combining the skill sets of a director, cinematographer, actors, and costumers to name a few, we are engaging in a production that comes close to professional working experience. This report follows the creative process using a three-stage design model: 1) Problem definition & research, 2) Creative Exploration, and 3) Implementation (Labat & Sokolowski, 1999). This collaborative project explores ways of dealing with challenges such as limited time, historical authenticity, and working in front of a green screen. Overall, this interdisciplinary project will leave a synergy between two departments and a creative historical narrative that will last long after the credits have rolled.

How to Cite:

Bright, M. E. & Nam, J., (2016) “A Case of Interdisciplinary Course Project: Costuming in Historically based Film”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 73(1).

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Published on
09 Nov 2016
Peer Reviewed