Advanced Costume Design

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The next step.

This course, led by Academy Award winner Tim Chappel (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) has been designed as a follow on from AFTRS Open's Introduction To Costume Design.

Students do not necessarily have to have completed that course; those with some production or industry experience and basic Photoshop skills will also enjoy and benefit from Advanced Costume Design.

Over three Saturdays at AFTRS Sydney, you will learn:

  • Visual Communication - Build on basic traditional and digital visual communication skills learnt in the introductory course. Explore the use of gouache, watercolour techniques and draw costumes from life
  • Fashion History - Explore the history of fashion from prehistory to the future and examine how fashion relates to on-screen storyworlds
  • Costume Design Process
  • Concept Presentation - Learn effective presentation skills
  • Costume Budgeting - Specific components to consider when creating a costume budget
  • Script Analysis - Script breakdowns and the development & importance of costume continuity documents
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