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SXG 100 Wardrobe for Theater, Film, and TV
1.2 CEU 
Learn the ins-and-outs of wardrobe selection for every type of venue and production, both live and recorded, in the entertainment industry. There is more than just one person who makes up a wardrobe department, and their jobs all provide different skill sets. Get information on how to get started either as a wardrobe technician or in costume design and your earnings potential. Hear from professionals in costume positions from all over New York City, and get a chance to see what really goes on in the field.

Instructor: Joshua Burns, costume designer and technician, Broadway, tour, and television.   

SXG 125 The Role of A Costume Designer: Film, Video, TV, and Fashion Stories
(Formerly called SXN 540 So You Want to Make a Movie)
.6 CEU
Meet Misa Hylton, highly recognized costume designer and stylist, to learn the process of wardrobing as it applies to making a film, video, or TV production. Discover both the creative and practical aspects to assembling clothes and accessories to define character development. Meet a panel of pros and participate in a conversation on the dynamics of roles of the production manager, production designer, director, director of photography, assistant director, and hair and makeup artists. Take away the full picture on process, as well as tips on career enhancing behaviors.

Instructor: Misa Hylton, costume designer and stylist, to some of the biggest names in the world of Hip Hop and entertainment; global creative partner, MCM; co-founder, Misa Hylton Fashion Academy.

SXG 140 Costume Design: Theory and Practice
(Formerly called SXG 120 Costume Design Theory and Practice)
1.2 CEU
This program covers methods used by costume designers to create and allocate costumes for all the different facets of the entertainment industry. Both creative innovation and practical responsibilities are covered, along with the importance of collaboration and support teams. Class exercises include breaking down a short script to determine costume needs, how to create a costume plot, and how to build character closets.

Instructor: Joshua Burns, costume designer and technician, Broadway, tour, and television.

SXG 150 Wardrobing: Tricks of the Trade Techniques
(Formerly called SXM 105 Advanced Styling: Tricks of the Trade)
Prerequisite: SXS 130
0.9 CEU
Continue to develop an arsenal of professional techniques utilized by stylists, costumers, and wardrobe personnel. Importance is placed on research and context for types and levels of distress. Surface and physical distressing are explored using a variety of purpose-made as well as improvised tools and supplies. Students will develop their own permanent and washable blood mixtures, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each ingredient. Work hands-on, learning how to age and distress clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Instructor: Kerry Gibbons, costume and scenic designer.

SXG 175 The Great Costume Designers 
(Formerly called SXG 610 The Great Costume Designers)
1.2 CEU
It is an undisputed fact that the costume designer's role is the key to character recognition and definition as portrayed on film or on stage within a few minutes of viewing. What would Annie Hall, Holly Golightly, Eliza Doolittle, Gordan Gekko, or the Sugar Plum Fairy be without their clothes? Just as there are great fashion designers, there are great costume designers whose work is celebrated for its contributions to the movies, theater, and dance. Gain an appreciation for who these geniuses are and the wonderful characters they've brought to life. Explore the impact of costume artists such as Edith Head, William Ivey Long, Cecil Beaton, Colleen Atwood, Catherine Zuber, and Sandy Powell, to name a few, in this enlightening and entertaining workshop. 

Instructor: Isabel Rubio, costume designer and wardrobe supervisor for film, TV, opera, theater, ballet, and print.

SXG 200 Costume Design: Film and Media Fashion Impact
(Formerly SXG 130 Fashion in Film and Media)
1.2 CEU 
View clips of films that have impacted style of dress in recent decades. This energetic and captivating program examines movie star characters that have influenced mainstream fashion through iconic looks. See how memorable characters from the screen have created everlasting design language that serves as a reference for designers of all types: costume, stylists, and wardrobe technicians. Professionals, expand your creative perspectives and professional know-how. Fashion and film enthusiasts, get a behind the scenes look at how some of the most influential characters have been created through wardrobe design, selection, and depiction. Class exercises enforce the connection between character development and clothing.

Instructor: Isabel Rubio, costume designer and wardrobe supervisor for film, TV, opera, theater, ballet, and print.

SXG 240 Costume Design: Life Drawing
(Formerly called SXG 140 Life Drawing Basics for Costume Design)
1.5 CEU
If costume designing is your passion, you must develop an ability to draw real people—thin, short, tall. Actors and characters come in all shapes and sizes. Learn to express your design concepts through real-world drawing techniques using live models. Work with a variety of art materialscharcoal, markers, pencil, watercolor, acrylics, pen and inkrendering fabrics, silhouettes, and styles that help conceptualize character essence. Highly recommended for student or novice costume designers and stylists, or working professionals who need a portfolio update.

Bring to first session: a 9" x 12" or larger drawing pad, pencil, kneaded eraser, and fine Faber-Castell black ink pen. We will discuss additional materials needed: a watercolor set or watercolor pencils, two sable brushes, 9" x 12"  or larger watercolor pad, and 9" x 12" or larger tracing pad.

Instructor: Joan Chiverton, former advertising art director; illustrator editorial artist for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

SXG 275 Costume Design: Creating the Celebrity Persona
Discover the “how to” of fashion styling and costume design to create the perfect public persona for entertainment and high-profile clients who have public, media, and red carpet appearances. Learn to successfully assess a client’s actual identity in order to formulate their signature look. The process of borrowing samples, conducting fittings, and working with hair and makeup artists to develop a complete look, are emphasized.

Instructor: Misa Hylton, costume designer and stylist, to some of the biggest names in the world of Hip Hop and entertainment; global creative partner, MCM; co-founder, Misa Hylton Fashion Academy.

SXG 300 Wardrobe Technician Career Start-Up
1.2 CEU
This course concentrates on advanced wardrobing functions as well as the practical aspects of starting a career. Learn how to break down a script and interpret the characters in a film, video, or TV show through the use of clothing and accessories. Instruction on how to set up a truck and what to do during production is included. Direction for getting jobs and the steps necessary to start a wardrobing-related careerwhether as technician or a stylistare also covered. Certificate students may choose SXG 300 or SXG 310 to complete the program requirement, and may take both if desired.

Instructor: Joshua Burns, costume designer and technician, Broadway, tour, and television.   

SXG 310 Costume Design Career Start-Up
1.2 CEU
This course concentrates on advanced costume design functions and how to obtain work and build your portfolio and costume design career. Industry professionals give you the latest insider tips on getting started in the field. Certificate students may choose SXG 300 or SXG 310 to complete the program requirements, and may take both if desired.

Instructor: Isabel Rubio, costume designer and wardrobe supervisor for film, TV, opera, theater, ballet, and print.

 

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