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Jule Emerson

Artist-in-Residence; Costume Designer

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Office Hours: Tuesday / Thursday 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm in WHT 204
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Jule Emerson has been an Artist-in-Residence/Costume Designer/Professor at Middlebury College since 1990. Prior to Middlebury, Jule worked professionally as a costume artist for television, feature films, commercials, and the professional theatre. Favorite professional credits include The Wonder Years, Saturday Night Live, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Private Lives for the California Repertory Theatre, and The Importance of Being Earnest at the Olney Theatre Center (1998 Helen Hayes award nominee for Outstanding Costume Design). Recipient of the J.S. Seidman Award; MFA: NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

 

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THEA 0125 - History of Western Dress      

History of Western Dress: 1300-Present
This course will address the changing ways in which societies have clothed the human body since the phenomenon of fashion in Western dress began during the late Middle Ages. Slides, readings, and video clips will be used to examine the ways in which evolving styles of dress reflect the social and political values of a society. 3 hrs. lect.

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Fall 2012

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THEA 0205 - Costume Design I: Beginning      

Costume Design I: Beginning
This introductory course will explore the art and practice of costume design for the theatre. Topics will include the psychology of dress, play-script and character analysis, concept development, historical research, figure drawing, and fabric considerations. (No prior drawing experience is assumed or expected.) 4 hrs. lect.

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Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

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THEA 0325 - Costume Design II: Advanced      

Costume Design II: Advanced
This course is a continued instruction in costume design and figure illustration. Design projects will focus on the further development of students' graphic and conceptual abilities. (THEA 0205 or by approval) 3 hrs. lect.

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Fall 2010, Spring 2014

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THEA 0435 - Specialized Costume Technique      

Specialized Costuming Techniques
We will explore the techniques and principles of three-dimensional concepts in costume design through the use of both traditional and non-traditional mediums. Instruction will include draping, flat patterning, and some textile modification. Slides, films, readings, and museum field trips will be used to supplement the instructor’s demonstrations. (THEA 0205, THEA 0325, or by approval) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. screen

Fall 2011

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THEA 0500 - Intermediate Indep Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors in design may propose a THEA 0500 Intermediate Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0505 - Intermediate Ind. Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0700 - Senior Project      

Senior Independent Project
Senior work is required. In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors may propose a THEA 0700 Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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