Make costumes for dance and physical theatre

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACOS401, 'Make costumes for dance and physical theatre'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Make costumes for dance and physical theatre' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Conduct dance and movement costume research

1.1 Research historical, cultural and other factors that might influence designs, construction techniques and costume development in relation to dance and movement-wear

1.2 Analyse designs for dance and movement-wear, and identify the relationship between costumes and character portrayal and development

1.3 Gather a range of research materials to develop knowledge of dance and movement-wear options

1.4 Use research materials to interpret and adapt clothing styles for performance

2. Interpret brief for dance and movement costume design

2.1 Liaise with relevant personnel to confirm dance and movement-wear requirements and gain approval where required

2.2 Review costume production schedules, specifications and lists

2.3 Interpret designs into practical plans for making dance and movement-wear according to production requirements

3. Prepare to make dance and movement costumes

3.1 Select materials and methods of costume construction according to production requirements and nature of the physical performance activity

3.2 Factor into the pattern-cutting process the need for stretch fabrications as required

3.3 Take and record accurate measurements of performers to ensure correct fitting of costumes

3.4 Integrate health and safety considerations into costume planning

3.5 Identify style and fabric characteristics which influence construction of dance and movement-wear and clarify queries with relevant personnel

3.6 Select appropriate pattern cutting method

4. Make and grade patterns for dance and movement costumes

4.1 Produce or adjust pattern to required specifications, ensuring that it complies with gender and figure proportions and performance requirements

4.2 Grade pattern manually or by computer, adjusting design, maintaining accuracy and shape, notches, design proportion and other design requirements

4.3 Check pattern for accuracy and make adjustments as required

4.4 Store patterns according to workplace procedures

5. Lay up and cut work for dance and movement costumes

5.1 Establish the required meterage of fabric and other materials to minimise waste

5.2 Check materials for quality, faults, width, selvedges, dye, lot and marking requirements

5.3 Identify and assemble appropriate base and outer fabrics

5.4 Lay up base and self-fabrics and check that alignment conforms to specifications

5.5 Cut materials to meet pattern requirements

5.6 Prepare fabric base and mount fabrics, as necessary, to achieve required stiffening or support effect

6. Sew and fit dance and movement costumes

6.1 Pin or sew fabric pieces and linings and where appropriate, hang in readiness for assembly

6.2 Conduct fittings with performers and identify, record and action required adjustments and alterations

6.3 Sew costume pieces together to form the whole costume and attach required trimmings, fasteners and decorations using appropriate techniques

6.4 Finish costumes according to requirements

6.5 Identify modifications to dance and movement costumes in consultation with relevant personnel and complete as required

6.6 Correctly label and code dance and movement costumes for identification during productions