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Kelly Switzer

Mass Media Communication and Theatre

Office Location: Performing Arts Center, 130

Phone: 903-886-5319


Professional Vita

Costume Styles and Periods

Course Description

An introduction to Western costumes from antiquity to the modern period, with an emphasis on the influence of social, cultural, and religious events or traditions on dress.

Student Learning Outcomes      

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify costumes and style features of selected historical periods of the Western world from the time of the Egyptians to the nth century. 
2. Understand costume as an expression of the cultures of various historical periods. Baroque 1600-1700

3. Relate historical costume design to contemporary dress. 

4. Describe, define, and/or identify clothing forms associated with various ancient civilizations and time periods of selected Western civilizations. 

5. Recognize similarities and differences in clothing forms used by selected civilizations and the effect of technological and natural resources on the development of clothing.

6. Identify social, cultural, or religious events or traditions that impact the development of clothing

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