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Marcy J. Linton

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Drama
Office location and address
215 Drama Bldg.
109 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Marcy has worked extensively as a first hand and draper in theatres across the country including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory and Animal Planet.  While working for Timothy Dunleavy Inc. in New York, she draped two gowns for Joan Allen.  One was worn for the Academy Awards ceremonies where Ms. Allen was nominated Best Supporting Actress for The Crucible and the other for the New York Film Festival’s opening of the movie, Ice Storm.   Most recent Marcy has draped for Toni-Leslie James for the Broadway Musical Finian’s Rainbow and Anne Hould Ward at Flat Rock, NC on The Nutcracker.  Marcy received her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her B.F.A. from North Carolina School of the Arts.

DRAM 2310: Costume Technology
Credits: 3
Studies basic techniques for moving the costume design from drawing to finished character, including construction, alteration, patterning, fitting, and accessories. Lab required. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2330 or instructor permission.
DRAM 2330: Production Laboratory: Costume and Makeup
Credits: 1
Application of costume and makeup technology in production laboratory. May be repeated up to four credits. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2310 or instructor permission.
DRAM 4310: Costume Design
Credits: 3
Studies the development of costume design as a revelation of character and relationship to the special world. Proceeds from script analysis through research to the completed rendering. Lab required. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010, or instructor permission.
DRAM 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s).
DRAM 7350: Costume Technology: Couture Methods
Credits: 3
An intense study of basic execution and design techniques that enable construction techniques that enable the costume designer to translate the visual design from the sketch to the stage. Study includes basic construction techniques, same and proper equipment utilization, principles of pattern drafting, design analysis, shop organization and personnel management. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program and instructor permission.
DRAM 7380: Costume Technology: Patterning & Draping
Credits: 3
Explores the fundamentals of draping and flat-patterning, the two basic systems of pattern-making upon which all patterns are based. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100, 7350; corequisite: DRAM 7360.
DRAM 7390: Mentored Study: Costume
Credits: 3–9
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 8310: History of Dress and Textiles
Credits: 3
Studies period and contemporary dress and textiles as the foundation of the designer's creation of stage costumes. Analyzes cultural influences of the special world, the psychology of dress, period movement, and the expression of self through choice of dress. Develops investigative methodology through hands-on work with the department's vintage clothing and textiles collection. Prerequisite: DRAM 7360 or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 8350 and 8370 recommended.
DRAM 8330: Production Laboratory: Costume
Credits: 2
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8340: Production Laboratory: Costume
Credits: 2
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8370: Costume Technology:Advanced Patterning and Draping
Credits: 3
Contemporary application of period cut and construction, in the reproduction of period fashion for stage purposes. Prerequisites: DRAM 7350 and graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8380: Costume Technology: Tailoring
Credits: 3
Contemporary application of period cut and construction in the reproduction of period fashion for stage purposes. Prerequisite: DRAM 7380; corequisite DRAM 8350.
DRAM 8390: Mentored Study: Costume
Credits: 3–9
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 9060: Thesis
Credits: 3
Preparation of a written thesis that corresponds to the performance, direction, or design of a production. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9330: Production Laboratory: Costume
Credits: 3
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9340: Production Laboratory: Costume
Credits: 3
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9370: Costume Technology: Crafts
Credits: 3
Examines traditional and innovative products and practices used in the execution of contemporary design of accessories and special costume pieces including period, fantasy, special effects, and spectacle. Prerequisite: DRAM 8370 or instructor permission.
DRAM 9380: Costume Technology:Creative Draping
Credits: 3
A Challenging explortion for the students with designs that combine unusual materials and techniques with traditional dressmaking for stage purposes. Prerequisites: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9390: Mentored Study: Costume
Credits: 3–9
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 9501: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Intensive study in a specific topic offered to graduate students.