School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Make costumes for dance and physical theatre
  • Unit Code

    CUACOS401
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    80
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to make costumes for dance or performances that involve a high level of physical activity.
Individuals who apply these skills work autonomously in a team environment as they take responsibility for ensuring the quality of costumes for dance and physical theatre. They may be responsible for supervising others.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Equivalent Rule

Supersedes and is equivalent to CUECOS12B - Make costumes for dance and physical theatre

Elements

  • 1. Conduct dance and movement costume research
  • 2. Interpret brief for dance and movement costume design
  • 3. Prepare to make dance and movement costumes
  • 4. Make and grade patterns for dance and movement costumes
  • 5. Lay up and cut work for dance and movement costumes
  • 6. Sew and fit dance and movement costumes

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- create costumes for at least one dance or physical theatre production using techniques and materials specific to this type of costume
- follow safety procedures when using costume-making equipment and materials
- work collaboratively.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:

- provide examples of sources of information on dance and movement-wear
- describe the range and features of different types of dance and movement-wear
- describe the use and properties of different fabrics, materials and patterns used regularly to make dance and movement-wear
- describe one-way and two-way stretch techniques for working with stretch fabrics
- describe techniques for adapting standard clothing items for dance or physical activity.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to costume specifications, materials and production schedules.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Make costumes for dance and physical theatre
  • Unit Code

    CUACOS401
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    80
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Fleur Marie KINGSLAND

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to make costumes for dance or performances that involve a high level of physical activity.
Individuals who apply these skills work autonomously in a team environment as they take responsibility for ensuring the quality of costumes for dance and physical theatre. They may be responsible for supervising others.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Equivalent Rule

Supersedes and is equivalent to CUECOS12B - Make costumes for dance and physical theatre

Elements

  • 1. Conduct dance and movement costume research
  • 2. Interpret brief for dance and movement costume design
  • 3. Prepare to make dance and movement costumes
  • 4. Make and grade patterns for dance and movement costumes
  • 5. Lay up and cut work for dance and movement costumes
  • 6. Sew and fit dance and movement costumes

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- create costumes for at least one dance or physical theatre production using techniques and materials specific to this type of costume
- follow safety procedures when using costume-making equipment and materials
- work collaboratively.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:

- provide examples of sources of information on dance and movement-wear
- describe the range and features of different types of dance and movement-wear
- describe the use and properties of different fabrics, materials and patterns used regularly to make dance and movement-wear
- describe one-way and two-way stretch techniques for working with stretch fabrics
- describe techniques for adapting standard clothing items for dance or physical activity.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to costume specifications, materials and production schedules.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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