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Southern Oregon University

2016 Elective Course

Ashland, Oregon

A weeklong three-credit graduate level course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators, where students will investigate the delightful world of Costume Crafts.  Students will learn a variety of techniques to make accessory items that are functional and wearable using accessible and affordable materials including felt, fabric, and wire.  We will build crowns, armor, and possibly footwear based on the rules of abstract and invented kingdoms, royalty, and knights.  Bring your questions and challenges and we will help you figure out how to achieve your Craft goals!  Basic sewing techniques and concepts for construction will augment the period-specific historical designs.  Repurposing techniques will be explored as well.  Class size is limited to 18.


Deborah Rosenberg, Costume Design faculty at SOU

Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-11:00 am Morning Session
11:30 am-12:30 pm      Lunch
1:00-3:00 pm Afternoon Session I                    
3:30-5:30 pm Afternoon Session II
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner


Evening Schedule

Monday 7/27 Homework
Tuesday 7/28 Homework
Wednesday 7/29 8 p.m. OSF Production
Thursday 7/30 Homework

Application Information

Space is limited to eighteen students. This course may serve as an elective course requirement for the Master of Theatre Studies degree.  Registration prioity is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until March 1, 2016.  After March 1, students wishing to enroll in this week-long course for professional development or personal interest may do so. The enrollment deadline is April 1, 2016 (postmark).

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

 Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies applicants do not need to send additional deposit and resume; simply respond with your elective course choice on the document that will be mailed to you.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon Univerisity and are not returning to or applying for admittance to the graduate program should apply online as non-admitted students.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

We will send notification letters postmarked in mid April. At that time we will send you your pre-session assignment. You will be billed separately by SOU for your tuition and housing.

2016 Fees

Tuition $1,155
Materials/tickets $56

Acceptance Deposit

Upon acceptance a nonrefundable deposit will be due in order to save your spot.  Information regarding the deposit will be included in your acceptance letter to be mailed no later than April 15.  Active MoTS candidates will not be assessed an additional deposit; however, a $50 penalty fee will apply to any elective course dropped after May 30, 2016.

Elective one week courses

Six nights of lodging (July 24 arrival, July 30 departure)

Single room  $348
Double room  $228
Meal plan

(Sunday dinner 7/26 - through breakfast Saturday 7/30; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging
May be reserved at $58 per night, regardless of double or single accommodation; no meals will be available.