Student Profile

Julie Lynch


Masters by Research

Thesis Title

From Character to Cloth: Observing Costume Design on Screen


Laleen Jayamanne

Thesis Abstract

‘From Character to Cloth’ examines five key areas in costume design for screen including:

Observation: Finds design inspiration from accurate observation methods.

Collaboration: Analyses director and designer practices and partnerships.

Character and Function: Investigates how the performer’s physicality and character interpretation is supported by the costume.

Design Styles: Studies the creative advantages for developing design styles utilising layered and ambiguous elements.

The Costume in the Frame: Observes the costume’s impact within the screen composition.

Professional and/or Community Engagement

As a professional costume designer and teacher with thirty years experience, my interest is in how the skills, methods and language for costume design merge between stage and screen.

- Board of Studies and Company Member, The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
- National Chair for Live Performance Designers, The Australian Production Design Guild

Favourite Films

Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway, 1982)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)