Seek Project Input for Teaching Costume Design
Costume Design & Technology Commission
USITT's Costume Design & Technology Commission continues to solicit ideas for Volume 2 of Projects for Teaching Costume Design and Technology. As the spring semester winds down, take a moment to identify projects that have been successful this past year and submit them for publication review.
In Volume 1, published in 1998, costume educators shared ideas, and the compilation inspired everyone, from the instructor entering the profession to the experienced teacher looking for a fresh approach. This is a project Commission members have been enthusiastic about, endorsing it without reservation. Many have used the original publication to enrich courses.
It is very easy to submit a project. A Project Submission Form is available here. Under Commission News, a link will lead you to a pdf form that can be submitted electronically or printed and mailed.
The membership of the Commission represents diverse teaching challenges -- graduates interested in education or in following professional careers as well as undergraduates with all levels of interest or talent. The editors hope the new volume will address everyone's needs.
In addition to soliciting submissions, the editors seek educators willing to try the projects in their classrooms and provide feedback. Those interested in seeing a list of the submissions to date in "teaser" form should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete submission will be sent to those who want to try one of the projects. Feedback will be instrumental in providing levels of approach in the final publication.
Those wishing to contribute can contact editors Judy Adamson at CB# 3230, Center for Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3230, email@example.com; or Martha Marking, Department of Theatre and Dance, Appalachian State University, 480 Howard Street, Boone, NC, firstname.lastname@example.org.