Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design.
The I Level Masters Degree The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet is meant to be an intensive theoretical and practical path of studies, with scientific research and hands-on laboratories offering tools for the design, modelling and application of costume-making: tailoring techniques focusing on costumes and their accessories, wigs, make-up, masks and jewellery, footwear, headgear. This is all offered in laboratories using practical techniques and applications, seeking to achieve organizational, design and operational skills.
This Master’s Course trains professionals as assistant costume designers, consultant costume designers, professional costumiers able to work at both national and international levels in Opera and Ballet since graduates are able to analyse and creatively interpret the theme, perform in-depth historical research; realize the sketches of costumes, sample fabrics, follow the manufacturing, design accessories, makeup and wigs needed for a production.
This Master is aimed at those who have successfully completed a recognized first degree, in a subject area relevant to this course, and wish to study with the aim to seriously focus on a career towards costume design.
- Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Artistic/Design or a subject area linked to the Master’s Course: YES
- Humanistic and Liberal Arts degree students who have successfully completed an undergraduate course not linked to the specialist area of the Master’s: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee
- Industry Professionals of the sector and students who have not completed a recognized undergraduate degree but private courses within the subject area of the course: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee and will only be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.
The course duration is one academic years and attendance is mandatory however to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance.
Theoretical classes, seminars with field experts, set designers, dancers, actors, directors, laboratorial workshops and exercises, individual guided studies, visits to theatres, costume shops, museums, art collections and galleries.
Due to demand and a closed number of places available (to maintain the quality at this high level of study) to gain access to the course it is required the successful completion of an admission assessment, interview and presentation of a Portfolio.
At the end of the Master the students will receive the I Level Academic Master Diploma given by the Accademia Costume & Moda and recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education.
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Last updated May 3, 2018