Assistant Professor of Fashion Design
Phone: ext. 2453
- BEd: University of Leeds, UK
- BS: Fashion, Centenary College
- MA: Clothing and Textiles, University of Alberta, Canada
Julia Sharp is an assistant professor of fashion in the Communications and Fine Arts Department at Centenary University. She has taught courses in apparel construction, social responsibility in fashion, visual merchandising, theatre costume design, textiles, and the use of computer programs to create garment patterns and virtual stores. Her designs have been displayed at the Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, of which she is a member.
In addition to teaching, professor Sharp designs and creates costumes, primarily for Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary University. Plays costumed have ranged from historic classics such as She stoops to conquer and School for wives, to mid 20th century comic-dramas such as While the sun shines and Blithe spirit, to the modern surrealism of Below the belt and You may go now; and from the one man show, Beneath the lintel to The Wizard of Oz with a cast of 60 and about 240 costume ensembles.
Professor Sharp’s interests include creating felt items from wool fleece and hat making.
Introduction to Accumark, Pattern Design, and PDM, Fairchild Publications (co-author)
Textiles: The fabric of cultures. In A. Winter (Ed.) The fabric of cultures. New York, NY: The Goodwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY.
Design Basics for Apparel, Pearson (co-author)