Liz Prince

Undergraduate Discipline

Theatre

Graduate Program

MFA Theatre Program

BA, Bard College. Designer of costumes for theatre, dance, and film. Recent work includes Bill T. Jones’ Analogy Trilogy for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co., as well as We Shall Not Be Moved, the opera that Jones recently directed for Opera Philadelphia, with music by Danial Bernard Roumaine and librettist Marc Bathmuti Joseph. Prince has designed numerous works for Bill T. Jones since 1990. Other recent work includes Doug Varone’s In The Shelter of the Fold for BAM’s Next Wave Festival, as well as his Half Life, commissioned by Paul Taylor Company’s 2018 Lincoln Center season. She has designed numerous works for Varone since 1997. Other premieres this year include works by Bebe Miller, Liz Gerring, and Pilobolus in collaboration with Bela Fleck and Abigail Wasburn. Prince’s costumes have been exhibited at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Design and Space; Snug Harbor Cultural Center; and Rockland Center for the Arts. She received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) and a 2008 Charles Flint Kellogg Arts and Letters Award from Bard College. SLC, 2017–

Undergraduate Courses 2021-2022

Theatre

Advanced Costume Conference

Advanced, Component—Year

This course is designed for students who have completed Costume Design l and Costume Design ll and would like to further explore any aspect of designing costumes by researching and realizing a special costume design project of their own choosing.

Faculty

Costume Design I

Open, Component—Year

This course is an introduction to the basics of designing costumes and will cover various concepts and ideas: the language of clothes, script analysis, the elements of design, color theory, fashion history, and figure drawing. We will work on various theoretical design projects while exploring how to develop a design concept. This course also covers various design-room sewing techniques, as well as the basics of wardrobe technician duties. Students will become familiar with all of the various tools and equipment in the costume shop and wardrobe areas. Students will also have the opportunity to assist a Costume Design ll student on a departmental production to further their understanding of the design process when creating costumes. No previous experience is necessary; actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, and theatre makers of all kinds are welcome.

Faculty

Costume Design II

Intermediate, Component—Year

This course expands upon the ideas and concepts set forth in Costume Design l in order to hone in on and advance the student’s existing skill sets. Students will further develop their design and construction abilities as they research and realize design concepts for a variety of theoretical design projects, as well as develop their communication skills through class discussions and presentations. Students will also have the likely opportunity to design costumes for a departmental production, assisted by a Costume Design l student. This design opportunity allows for a unique learning experience, as the student collaborates with a director and creative team to produce a fully realized theatrical production.

Faculty

Graduate Courses 2021-2022

MFA Theatre

Advanced Costume Conference

Advanced, Component—Year

This course is designed for students who have completed Costume Design l and Costume Design ll and would like to further explore any aspect of designing costumes by researching and realizing a special costume design project of their own choosing.

Faculty

Costume Design I

Open, Component—Year

This course is an introduction to the basics of designing costumes and will cover various concepts and ideas: the language of clothes, script analysis, the elements of design, color theory, fashion history, and figure drawing. We will work on various theoretical design projects while exploring how to develop a design concept. This course also covers various design-room sewing techniques, as well as the basics of wardrobe technician duties. Students will become familiar with all of the various tools and equipment in the costume shop and wardrobe areas. Students will also have the opportunity to assist a Costume Design ll student on a departmental production to further their understanding of the design process when creating costumes. No previous experience is necessary; actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, and theatre makers of all kinds are welcome.

Faculty

Costume Design II

Intermediate, Component—Year

This course expands upon the ideas and concepts set forth in Costume Design l in order to hone in on and advance the student’s existing skill sets. Students will further develop their design and construction abilities as they research and realize design concepts for a variety of theoretical design projects, as well as develop their communication skills through class discussions and presentations. Students will also have the likely opportunity to design costumes for a departmental production, assisted by a Costume Design l student. This design opportunity allows for a unique learning experience, as the student collaborates with a director and creative team to produce a fully realized theatrical production.

Faculty

Previous Courses

Theatre

Costume Design I

Open, Component—Year

This course is an introduction to the basics of designing costumes and covers ideas about the language of clothes, script analysis, the elements of design, color theory, fashion history, and figure drawing. We will work on various theoretical design projects while exploring how to develop a design concept. This course also covers various design-room techniques, including stitching by machine and by hand as well as working as a wardrobe technician. Students will have the opportunity to assist a costume designer on one of the departmental productions to further their understanding of the design process. No previous experience is necessary. Actors, directors, designers and theatre makers of all kinds are welcome.

Faculty

Costume Design II

Intermediate, Component—Year

This course expands upon Costume Design l to hone and advance existing skill sets in both design and construction as we cover and review a range of topics. Students will explore theoretical design projects, as well as have the likely opportunity to design a departmental production, further developing the student’s abilities as they research and realize a design concept for the stage in collaboration with the director and design team.

Faculty

MFA Theatre

Advanced Costume Conference

Advanced, Component—Year

This course is designed for students who have completed Costume Design l and Costume Design ll and would like to further explore any aspect of designing costumes by researching and realizing a special costume design project of their own choosing.

Faculty