Fall 2020 continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

Costume Design – Through Topics in Film


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course introduces students to the vital role of costume design in the cinematic representation of history and fashion. Lessons will be exploratory and selective in their subjects and methodologies. Beginning with the ancient world, yet focusing on the period from the Renaissance to now, film clips, paintings and prints, and theatrical comparisons will be explored to discuss the diversity and the dynamic evolution of modes of costume. Students will create costume design stories within project proposals and use design concepts that can be related to their major study. The course will direct students to various methods of making, presenting narratives and working in both 2D and 3D.

This class is now in progress. Registration is no longer available. Winter and Spring registration will be available soon. Please contact ce@massart.edu.

David Nolta is Professor of Art History at MassArt. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from Yale University. His fellowships and awards include: Fulbright, Kress, Mellon, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Harvard University; and the Frances Blanshard Prize for outstanding dissertation … Read more

John DiStefano is Professor of Fashion Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He holds an M.Ed. from Lesley University and a BFA in Fashion from MassArt.