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ALABAMA
AUBURN UNIVERSITY AT MONTGOMERY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Design and tech opportunities as an undergraduate for class credit. Possible internships at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Contact Val Winkelman, Auburn University at Montgomery, Department of Communications & Dramatic Arts, P.O. Box 244023, Montgomery, Alabama 36124-4023
Phone 334-244-3632
Fax 334-244-3740
Email vjwinkelman@edla.aum.edu
UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO
BA in Theatre
BFA Design/Technology
A department of 60-75 majors and five full-time faculty sponsors three departmental productions and several student shows in three theatres each year. Focus is placed on individual development, instructor accessibility, and meaningful practical experience.
Contact UM Theatre, Communication Arts 6210, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL 35115.
Phone 205-665-6210
Fax 205-665-6211
URL http://www.montevallo.edu/cofa/ca/
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
MFA Design/Costume Production
A combined design/production program, with relatively equal emphasis on both areas. We are a relatively small department so the opportunities for design and production projects are plenteous. The curriculum is fairly flexible and allows customising to the individual student's needs and interests. Possibility of an internship with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Contact Ruth Howell, University of Alabama, Box 870239, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-6386
Fax 205-348-9048
Email rhowell@woodsquad.as.ua.edu
ALASKA
ALASKA UNIVERSITY THEATRE COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS
BA /BFA in Theatre Design
Courses help develop a student's sense of self-worth while encouraging independent, original and creative thinking. Classes and productions are open to other theatre students. They provide unique opportunities for creative expression and development coupled with other programs.
Contact Department of Theatre
Phone 907 474-6590
Fax 907 474-7048
URL www.uaf.edu/theatre/Degrees:
ARIZONA
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
BFA/BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
MFA Design
Intensive course work and practical production experiences in costume design and technology every semester. Emphasis on research, development of creativity, use of traditional and electronic technology. Guest artist master classes each year. Collaborative student projects in advanced and graduate courses team-taught by all faculty designers.
Contact Peter Beudert, Head of Design/Technology Area, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Arizona., Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone 502-621-5862
Email pbeudert@u.arizona.edu
URL http://www.arts.arizona.edu
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
MFA Technology, Scenography with Costume Design emphasis
Program stresses the collaborative, scenographic approach. All students receive training in all areas of design and technology as well as their chosen emphasis. Students design main stage, Lyceum stage, or scholarship productions as appropriatre.
Contact Donna R. Bartz (Technology) or Jeff Thomson (Scenography), Department of Theatre, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2002
ARKANSAS
HENDRIX COLLEGE,
BA
Program based on unity, passing on a love of theatre while presenting a holistic and practical theatre education. The Hendrix Players produce three annual major dramatic productions in the Cabe Theatre Arts Center’s 242-seat thrust-stage theatre Cabe also contains a scene shop, costume shop, and other support areas.
Contact Department of Theatre Arts, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, Arkansas 72032
Phone 501-329-6811
URL http://www.hendrix.edu/Theatre Arts/Courses.htm
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
MA in Drama with Costume Emphasis
MFA in Design with Costume Emphasis
The department of drama offers an MFA in design with an emphasis in costume design. We offer regular opportunities to design for main stage and studio productions, personalised plans of study, and individual instruction. Advanced course work is offered in costume design, costume technology, and costume shop management. Opportunities are available to work for the Boar's Head Players, the department's summer theatre.
Contact Pat Martin, Costume Designer, Dept. of Drama, KH 619, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Email: pmartin@comp.uark.edu
CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Wigs & Makeup
MFA Design
Strong design emphasis in costume, makeup and hair design with many practical opportunities. Six main stage productions, two dance concerts, and two to four master thesis projects. Six full-time faculty/design and production; five full-time staff, most involved in professional theatre productions.
Contact Abel A. Zebauos, Theatre & Dance Department, California State University, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92634
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
We are a program, BA. MA and MFA that produces a high number of plays, allowing many design possibilities for undergrads and grads..
Contact Mimi Mace, TA 112, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521
LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE THEATRE ACADEMY
Certificate in Design, Technology, Design/Tech
A two year vocational program preparing the student for the challenges of design and costuming through increasing levels of responsibility and skills, always through hands-on involvement in actual projects of theatre and film production both at school and in professional internships.
Contact Diane Sisko or Eddie Bledsoe, Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Fax 213-953-4500
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
Associates of Arts degrees or Certificates in Costume
A two-fold program of classes and practical experience for those who hope to make Theatre their career as well as those with a casual interest in Theatre..
Contact Drama Counsellor, Constance Gamiere
Phone 408 646-4020
Email cgamiere@earth.mpc.cc.ca.us
URL http://www.mpc.edu/academic/d rama_dept/classes.htm
PCPA THEATERFEST
Certificate of completion and credits earned after two years residence
Offers a one or two year internships at a year-round professional theatre (5 internships September to May and 12-15 internships June to September-October) working in an area of interest while making West Coast contacts.
Contact Judy Ryerson, PCPA Theaterfest, P.O. Box 1700, Santa Maria, CA 93456-1700
Phone 805-922-6966, ext 3126
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Offers majors in Drama and Radio, TV and Film. Production and curricular offerings provide unique opportunities for design and technical work in theatre, dance, video and film production. Students actively participate as designers, technicians, makeup artists and wardrobe on these projects. Senior internships provide strong links to the professional community.
Contact Elizabeth Poindexter, Department of Theatre Arts, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0098
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE
AA in two year college
Individual attention for beginning students. Design opportunity for 2nd year students. Mentor program available. Student designers have been recognised at ACTF competition in recent years.
Contact Donna Fontana, Theatre Arts Department, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica CA. 90405
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design
Excellent faculty, large number of student productions each year. Students learn from production work and classes.
Contact Joel Schechter, Chair, Theatre Arts Department, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Program has exceptional facilities and resources, including a large hands on production program which gives designers and technicians a lot of experience.
Contact Mary Hiatt, Theatre Arts Dept, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: 408-459-4351
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
MFA Design
We stress costume design for all areas of the entertainment industry--film, theatre, television and theme parks to prepare students for full employment in the future.
Contact M. A. Kozlowski, Department of Drama, University of California, Irvine, California 92717-2775
Phone 714-824-2896
Fax 714-824-3475
Email makozlow@uci.edu
URL http://www.arts.uci.edu
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology
MFA Design, Technology
Contact Andrea Buchannan, Department of Theatre, TK-13, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
MFA Design
Students do a lot of realised projects and work with an exceptional professional staff.
Contact Department of Theatre, 0344, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, LaJolla, California 92093-0344
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BFA Design
MFA Design
For two decades this program had emphasised hands on design experience and the close inter-relationship between construction and design. The large department offers much opportunity as well as individual attention. The program benefits from the design and entertainment community in Los Angeles.
Contact Admissions, USC School of Theatre, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0791
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (CALARTS)
BFA Design, Design/Technology
MFA Design, Design/Technology, Costume/Scenic Design
Costume design consists of an intensive, highly disciplined study of design, history, script analysis, rendering, figure drawing, pattern-making and construction crafts. Students have many actual production design and construction opportunities. In addition to design, students are expected to become proficient in basic pattern-making and crafts. Design classes emphasise concept development and the performance event; drawing classes emphasise individual style.
Contact Martha Ferrara, Director of Costume Design, CalArts School of Theatre, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia CA 91355-2397
Phone 805-253-7834
URL http://www.calarts.edu
CAROLINA
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre (would have Home Economics, Art and Technology elective hours)
Contact Martha Marking, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608
NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
BFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology, Wigs and Makeup
MFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology, Wigs and Makeup
Professional training program, with conservatory approach, offering practical experience in costume at least ten productions yearly. Students fill all positions. In addition to studio painting and drawing classes, students have the opportunity to take year-long design classes and technology classes. Wigs/Makeup program offers comparable experience.
Contact Diane R. Berg, North Carolina School of the Arts-Design and Production, P. O. Box 12189, 201 Waughtown St., Winston-Salem, NC 27117
Phone 336-770-3218
Email: bergd@ncsavx.ncarts.com
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA--CHAPEL HILL
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Costume Production
Students work with Play Makers Repertory Company's professional staff, guest and resident designers to produce a six show LORT D season combining professional practice with classes that focus on the attitudes, skills and crafts necessary in costume production.
Contact Judy Adamson, Head of Costume Production, Department of Dramatic Art, CB# 3230, 105 Graham Memorial, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3230
Phone 919-962-1141
Email: jadamson@email.unc.edu
URL http://www.unc.edu/depts/play makrs/prchome.html
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA--GREENSBORO
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design/Technology
Training includes access to professional internships, graduate teaching assistantships, regional touring productions, film work, and frequent guest artists.
Contact Deb Bell, Broadcasting, Cinema and Theatre, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Taylor Building, 1303 Clarendon Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410
COLORADO
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
A small program offering many opportunities for students to design main stage shows. The faculty works closely with the students on an individual basis. Also professional summer cafe theatre.
Contact Annie O. Cleveland, Theatre Arts Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Phone 303-491-5612
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
Good general undergrad degree program emphasises class and experience in all costume areas.
Contact Ronald B. Gloekler, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Northern Colorado, 501 20th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80639-0188
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
BFA in Theatre with Costume emphasis
Strong emphasis on design and makeup with opportunities for learning crafts, painting/dyeing as shows require. Lots of opportunity for actualised designs.
Contact Bruce McInroy or Sylvia Rognstad, Department of Theatre & Dance, Box 261, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0261
CONNECTICUT
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Makeup
Student designers get the opportunity to design main stage productions and gain invaluable experience in construction and design.
Contact Lani B. Johnson, Central Connecticut State University, Theatre Department, Fine Arts Center, New Britain, Connecticut 06050
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA Design
MFA Design
Professional training. Professional contacts. Minimum of 3 guest directors each year. Ample design opportunities. Physical location: proximity to New York, Boston, 6 major New England regional theatres (ART, Hartford Stage, Longwharf, Trinity Rep, Yale Rep, Stagewest)
Contact Professor Laura Crow, Department of Dramatic Arts, U-127, University of Connecticut, 802 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT 06269-1127
Phone 860-486-4025
Email: lcrow@finearts.sfa.uconn.edu 860-486-1625
URL http://www.uconn.edu
DAKOTA
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MA Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design
Program offers a general theatre degree with an emphasis in the costume area. We are a small department, which allows us to tailor classes to the needs of the individual student. Our focus is to make the student marketable in today's theatre.
Contact Thomas John Bernard, North Dakota State University, P O. Box 5691
Fargo, ND 58105
Email: tbernard@badlands.nodak.edu
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design/Technology
One-on-one mentoring and opportunities for realised work. Qualified students are regularly given the opportunity to design for the main stage season or to hold positions of importance in the areas of cutting and crafts. It is a hands-on program with demanding academics.
Contact Linda W. Scribner, Department of Theatre, University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark, Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: lscribne@charlie.usd.edu
FLORIDA
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA Design/Technology
Trains students in assisting designers, stitching, first hand and crafts on productions; opportunities to design on small budget shows.
MFA Design
Program in Design emphasises theatre design plus opera, dance and film (some minor emphasis of technology) Each MFA design student can design 3-6 shows while at FSU.
Contact Colleen Muscha, School of Theatre FAB 325, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2008
Phone 904-644-7514
Email: cmuscha @mailer. fsu.edu
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, CORAL GABLES
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Technology
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Technology
As an undergraduate program our students have endless opportunities to design and construct costumes for experimental and main stage productions. Portfolios will have several realised projects at the time of graduation.
Contact Jeffery B. Phipps, University of Miami, Coral Gables, P. O. Box 248273, Coral Gables, Florida 33124
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
BA in Theatre Design (specialising in two areas)
Student design opportunities in Theatre, Dance, and Music productions. ‘Hands on’ in every area of production at every level from classic to new plays.
Contact Barton Lee, Assistant Chair, Department of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave. TAR 230., Tampa, Florida 33620-7450
GEORGIA
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Technology
Offers stage, film, and computer design training and experience.
Contact Sylvia J. Hillyard, Department of Drama, Fine Arts Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605
HAWAII
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, MANOA
MFA Design with emphasis in Costume Design
Maximum hands-on experience in all areas of costume design and construction. Student designers have the opportunity to work with a variety of faculty and student directors, covering a wide range of costume styles including Asian replication and Asian fusion.
Contact Sandra K. Finney, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Hawaii, 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone 808-956-2589
Email: finney@hawaii.edu
URL http://www2.hawaii.edu/~theatre
ILLINOIS
COLUMBIA COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design
Located in an urban area with a vital, thriving theatrical community. Students assist with and eventually design main stage Columbia productions and are encouraged to fill work-aide positions in the costume shop, working with designers and directors in Chicago theatres, which providing an excellent opportunity for future networking.
Contact Frances Maggio, 623 South Wabash, Room 205, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone 312-663-1600 ext. 5511
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY THEATRE SCHOOL
BFA Design, Technology
MFA Design
Certificate in Costume Technology
Intensive conservatory programs at a long established and distinguished theatre school located in an active theatre centres. Professional quality productions produced and performed at the historic Reskin Theatre in downtown Chicago. Distinguished, professionally active faculty. Formerly known as the Goodman School of Drama. .
Contact Admissions Office, The Theatre School/DePaul University, 2135 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60614-4111
Phone 312-362-8374
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
BS/BA Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Theatre with Design/Technology Emphasis
Two full-time faculty costume designers; flexible curriculum tailored to individual students' needs; extensive design opportunities for students; opportunity to work with Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Steppenwolf Theatre.
Contact Dan Wilhelm, Department of Theatre, CB 5700, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5700
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design, Technology
Students design and construct costumes for theatre, opera and dance performances at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a four-theatre facility.
Contact James Berton Harris, Head, Division of Design, Department of Theatre, University of Illinois, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone 217-333-0245
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
BFA Design/Technology
With an emphasis in design and technology this degree provides broad and intensive education in theatre production, which includes the sub-disciplines of costumes, scenery, properties, lights, sound and special effects, and the design and/or construction of each.
MFA Design, Technology
Focuses on the creative process in interpreting, through a visual, three-dimensional medium, the production objectives of a given dramatic, musical, or dance work. The MFA in technology provides an individually planned curriculum allowing students to prepare for careers in costume technology and shop management.
Contact Kevin L Seligman, Professor, School of Theatre Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone 815-753-8255
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design
Students who choose to focus in Costume design are required to study a second area of design (scenic, lighting). Strengths of the curriculum include the emphasis of collaboration and a balance of design and skill courses.
Contact Linda Roethke, 209 Til, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 60201-2450
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT EDWARDSVILLE
BA Design
A small department, so interested students get lots of hands-on experience. We also have a wonderful antique clothing collection which is open and available to the students.
Contact Jack A. Smith, Southern Illinois University, Department of Theatre and Dance, 707 N. Buchannan Street, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
Phone 618-692-2784
WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
BA Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
Individualised; two or three years according to personal needs and goals; practical application with two or three designs per year; professional summer.theatre.
Contact Raymond Gabica, Department of Theatre, Western Illinois University, Browne Hall, Macomb, Illinois 61455
INDIANA
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Program dedicated to the liberal arts model: all theatre students must take courses in all areas - specialisation is possible, however our students enjoy the opportunity to do everything.
Contact Sherry McFadden or David DelColletti, Indiana State University Theatre Department, 540 N 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Email: thmcfadd@stserv.indstate.edu
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (Bloomington)
MFA Costume Design
The sixty-hour costume design program provides the design student with experience in costume design (drawing, painting, composition, and costume history) as well as work in costume crafts and shop planning and management. Its goal is to help the student develop their artistic tools, critical facilities and to motivate them toward artistic excellence in theatre. Candidates receive actual design and production experience by cutting other designer's productions, supervising undergraduate costuming students, assisting faculty designers, and by designing their own productions. Students are required to design at least one full production each year. Summer production work and design opportunities are also available at our thrust theatre, Brown County Playhouse. A major third year production design is considered as the thesis production.
Contact Leon I Brauner, Department of Theatre and Drama, Theatre 200, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
E-mail brauner@indiana.edu
URL http://www.fa.indiana.edu/~thtr/costume.html
UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE
BFA Design/Tech
Students are exposed to all areas of costuming by holding key positions on productions such as designer, wardrobe supervisor, assistant shop manager and assistant draper as well as participating in the construction of garments from start to finish. The new, fully-equipped costume shop was christened in the spring of 1994. and offers a wonderful working environment.
Contact Patti McCrory, Department of Drama, 1800 Lincoln Ave, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana 47722
Phone 812-479-2751
IOWA
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
BA in Theatre with Design Emphasis
MFA in Theatre with Costume Design Emphasis
As part of the Theatre Program with its emphasis on new works, student designers are prepared to collaborate on works in process. 25 theatre productions annually give students opportunity to design for opera and dance. Full programs in Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy and Play writing develop peer relationships.
Contact Alison Ford, Head of Design Program, Department of Theatre Arts, TB 107, University of Iowa, North Riverside Drive, Iowa City IA 52242 -1705
Phone 319-335-2700
Email: m_ford@uiowa.edu
COE COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
Opportunity for main stage design, student chapter USITT, portfolio review required of all design/tech majors at the end of each term. Work study positions in costume shop.
Contact Susan Wolverton, Coe College, 1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
KANSAS
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Contact Dana Pinkston, Kansas State University, 129 Nichols Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone 913-532-6875
LOUISIANA
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
MFA in History of Costume
Features Costume Design - Studies in American & European Dress - Seminar in American Dress 18thC-1880 - Seminar in American Dress 1880- present day - Advanced Costume Design I, II, III - Advanced Costume Technology I, II, III - History of Costume - Costume Design
Contact Dr Gresdna Doty, Dept of Theatre, Baton Rouge LA 70803-3103
Ph 504 388 4174
Fx 504 388 4135
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS
BA in Theatre
An active, interactive production program offering practical experience. Advanced learning is through course electives and production assignments.
Contact Georgia Gresham, Loyola University, New Orleans, Department of Drama and Speech, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone 504-865-3840
Fax 504-865-2284
Email: gresham@beta.loyno.edu
MARYLAND
TOWSON UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design /Technology, Wigs & Makeup
Strong costume design emphasis and mentorship.
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology. Design /Technology, Wigs & Makeup
New works, inter-cultural emphasis. Design directed pieces, Collaborative ensembles, international guest artists.
Contact Georgia O'Daniel Baker, c/o Theatre Arts, Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland. 21204
Phone 410-830-2789
MAINE
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
BA Design/Technology
MA General Theatre
MA production/thesis option is attractive to students--they document more thoroughly than an MFA--a combination of thesis and design. New building in progress.
Contact Jane Snider, School of Performing Arts, University of Maine, Class of 1944 Hall, Room 208, Orono, ME 04469
MASSACHUSETTS
AMHERST COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design
Department is organised around producing student work. Students design over 90% of the productions.
Contact Suzanne Dougan, Department of Theatre and Dance, Kirby Theatre, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone 413-542-2411
Fax 413-542-7917
Email: Theaterdance@amherst.edu
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
BFA Design, Technology
MFA Design, Technology
Training centred around design teams--collaboration & process of ushering design from inception to realisation. Huntington Theatre Company (LORT B) in residence.
Contact Roger Meeker or Mariann Verheyen, Boston University, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115.
Phone 617-266-7900, x2651 or x2649
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Technology, Wigs and Makeup
Professional Faculty whose diversity and size combined with small size class provides the graduate student with a one-on-one mentor relationships with every teacher. Intensive studio training supported by practical design work. Also a variety of internships are open to third year students.
Contact Karl Eigsti, Head of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, Brandeis University, P. O. Box 9110, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254-9110
Phone 617-736-3340
Email: Loewenguth@Binah.cc.Brandeis.edu
URL http://www.Brandeis.edu/theater /index.html
EMERSON COLLEGE
BFA in Performing Arts with concentration in Costume Design, Design /Technology
Students have the flexibility to select areas of interest in costume design and execution, accessory construction and makeup for film or theatre. Directed studies and production projects offer the opportunity for hands-on specialisation or exploration.
Contact Mary Ellen Adams or Rafael Jaen, Emerson College, 100 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116
Phone 617-824-8403 or 8381
Fax 617-824-8799
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE
We have a working professional designer with experience in film-making and a working relationship with other schools in the Pioneer Valley.
Contact Joyce Devlin, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, Mt. Holyoke College, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
SMITH COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
A college for women. Students design for credit--usually after two semesters of course work. They need not be theatre majors to do so. There are a range of designers and courses here in the Five College Consortium with UMass, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire.
Contact Kiki Smith, Theatre Department, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063
Email: ksmith@smith.edu
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MA Design
Program offers an opportunity to specialise in the costume area with some design opportunities. At the graduate level, there are frequent opportunities to design as well as to increase the skills needed in pattern making, construction, costume crafts and millinery.
Contact Julian M. Olf (Graduate) or June Gaeke (Undergraduate), Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts, 112 Fine Arts Centre, Box 32620, Amherst, MA 01003-2620
MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design/Technology
Individual one-on-one attention to the student working to strengthen weaknesses, also the opportunity to design five or more productions.
Contact Gretel Geist, Department of Theatre, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone 517-353-9219
Email: rutledg6@pilot.msu.edu
URL http://www.msu.edu/unit/theatre/
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
BFA Design, Design and Production
MFA Design
Our theatre program gives students an opportunity to work in three different theatres on 10 main stage productions and in a black box theatre on student produced productions. Season includes five dramas, two musicals, two operas and one dance concert. The combination of faculty and staff allows the students to learn from working professionals in residence, plus guest artists who come to work in all areas of production.
Contact Jessica Hahn, Head of Design, Department of Theatre and Drama, University of Michigan, 2550 Frieze Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1285
Phone 313-936-3951
Fax 313-747-2297
Email: jessica_hahn@umich.edu
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
BA Design/Technology
Design/Tech students take costume, scene & lighting design. They comprise 28 majors out of a department with 200, which is part of the College of Fine Arts offering Music, Dance, Art and Theatre. The students are required to take advanced stagecraft, advanced technical problems, and advanced design. Electives are chosen from Art, CRT (fashion and decor), and Engineering. About half of the design positions available in our main stage production program are filled with student designers. We have just opened a new design lab which has 24 computer & drafting positions in it.
Contact Gwen Nagle, Western Michigan University, 3720 Winchell Drive #210, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
Phone 616-345-3046
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design/Technology
Costume design program offers a philosophy of strong technical education and practical design and production. Undergraduates have opportunities to design and produce in our Studio and Undergraduate Theatres while graduate students produce a minimum of five executed designs in our repertory theatre during their three year tenure.
Contact John Woodland, Hilberry Repertory Theatre, Wayne State University, 95 West Hancock Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone 313-577-7912 or 7913
MINNESOTA
MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY
BA Design/Technology
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Program focuses on the strengths and the goals of individual students. We firmly believe in designers being competent technicians and scholars.
Contact David McCarl, Department of Theatre Arts, Box 5, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN 56002-8400
ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
BA Design/Technology
Program focuses on a solid grounding in theatre at the undergrad level; prepares students for grad school or apprenticeships.
Contact Brenda Wentworth, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MFA Design/Technology with Costume Emphasis.
Graduate students have 3-5 costume designs produced during the three-year program and are encouraged to design and work in all areas of design and technology. The Twin Cities area is a gold-mine of opportunity for internships, design opportunities, and employment in theatre and related fields.
Contact Graduate Studies Secretary, University of Minnesota, 204 Middlebrook Hall, 412-22nd Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55455-0424
Email: thomp030@maroon.tc.umn.edu
URL http://www.tc.umn.edu
MISSISSIPPI
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design/Technology
Individualised program for Bachelor students. Course work comes from combination of standard courses and individualised independent/practicum courses.
Contact Larry Mullican
University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5052, South Station
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
MISSOURI
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
BFA in Theatre with Technical Emphasis
While CMSU does not offer a specific degree in costuming our undergraduate program can be geared toward any area of emphasis. We offer many production opportunities for student designers of costumes, hair, and makeup in addition to our classes in those areas.
Contact Anita Buhman-Wiggs, Theatre Department, Martin 113, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Program is a small all-undergraduate program, which allows students to get a great deal of hands-on production experience. Qualified undergraduates design 2-3 of 6 main stage shows each year.
Contact Anne Jaros, Missouri Southern State College, Department of Theatre, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone 417-625-3044
Email: Jaros@vm.mssc.edu
URL http://www/mssc/edu/pages/mssc.htm
NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Technical Emphasis
Located in rural Missouri with a student population of 6,000, the theatre department is small but very active. All students receive well rounded education and numerous chances to produce work beyond classroom assignments.
Contact Dyann Varns, Northwest Missouri State University, 800 College Ave., MLPAC 20, Maryville, MO 64468
Phone 816-562-1503
Email: 0100725@acad.nwmissouri.edu
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
BFA Design/Technology
Offers a total theatre education along with many opportunities to design and construct costumes both on campus and in professional venues.
Contact Cynthia Winstead or Lou Bird, Department of Theatre & Dance, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65804
Phone 417-836-5268
URL http://www/smsu.edu/contrib/ the_dan/
STEPHENS COLLEGE
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
Performing Arts area offers formal instruction, as well as opportunities for undergraduates to realise their designs on two stages in Columbia, MO. and at the Okoboji Summer Theatre in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Students also take pattern drafting, millinery, and draping courses through Stephen's Fashion area. A BFA may be completed in 3 years and 2 summers.
Contact Mary Alice (Patti) Doyle, Performing Arts Area, Stephens College, Columbia, MO 65215
Email: pdoyle@wc.stephens.edu
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ?KANSAS CITY
MFA Design, Technology
Professional Training Program. Students work with the Missouri Repertory Theatre. Emphasis on Figure Drawing and Rendering for portfolio preparation.
Contact Jan Waller, Department of Theatre, University of Missouri, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO 64110
MONTANA
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
BFA Emphasis Design, Design/Technology
MFA Design/Technology
Production-oriented program with a strong support base of academic classes. Students work along side faculty in realising productions and are assigned positions with increasing levels of skill and design responsibility. MFA focus is on design.
Contact Christine Milodragovich, , Department of Drama/Dance, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812-1058
Phone 406-243-4481
NEBRASKA
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - OMAHA
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Small but active program. If a student has a strong interests in any area of costume, s/he can tailor his/her course of study to that area. Work study and graduate assistantships are available in the costume shop as well as Theatre Lab (for credit) assignments.
Contact Sharon Sobel, Department of Dramatic Arts, FAB 302, 60th and Dodge,, Omaha, NE 68182
Phone 402-554-3630
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN
BA in Theatre with Design/Technology Emphasis
MFA Design/Technology
Students are able to do some of everything to see what they like. There is much individual attention to each student and much learning from each other.
Contact Janice Stauffer, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Nebraska, 215 Temple, P.O.Box 880201, Lincoln, NE 68588
NEW HAMPSHIRE
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Costume courses include costume Design I and II, Costume Production (construction), the history of clothing and psychology of dress. Many opportunities backstage for students to explore or develop interest in a range of costume activities.
Contact Prof. Margaret Spicer, Department of Drama, Dartmouth College, 6204 Hopkins Centre,, Hanover, NH 03755-3599
NEW JERSEY
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
BFA in Design, ( not specifically Costume)
MFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Contact Vickie Esposito, Theatre Arts Department, Levin Theatre Arts Office, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, P. O. Box 270, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone 908-932-9891 Ext 14
Fax 908-932-1409
NEW MEXICO
COLLEGE OF SANTA FE
BFA Theatre with a Costume Emphasis
A small department of roughly 120 majors of which 3-5 are Costume Specialists. Opportunities to design a main stage show. Ample possibilities for internships including a semester in New York or London. Good track record of successful graduates with Santa Fe Stages, Shakespeare Santa Fe and The Santa Fe Opera.
Contact Cheryl Odom, Faculty Costume Design, College of Santa Fe, P.O. Box 8945, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Email: dodom@fogelson.csf.edu
URL http://www.state.nm.us/csf/aca.html
NEW YORK
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Most classes are offered as independent study courses within a small program. However, our greatest strength is how soon one can design with shop assistance and the hands-on education results in excellent portfolio material and enhanced chances at a good graduate school.
Contact Barbara Wolfe, Theatre Department, P. O. Box 6000, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13905
Email: bwolfe@binghamton.edu
URL http://theatre.adm.binghamton.edu
BROOKLYN COLLEGE
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Technology
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Technology
Ten productions a year. Student designers used for most. Internships available.
Contact C. Rebecca Cunningham, Theatre Department, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Students may focus on many costume areas by using an independent study track, designing their own program--Independent major--subject to approval by Dean of the College. Students in area of design, management and wigs and makeup have opportunities to design on main stage productions.
Contact Judith K. Johnson, Department of Theatre Arts, Cornell University, 430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
ITHACA COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA in Design with Costume Emphasis
Costume Design students are fully integrated into the production program on all levels, with design opportunities in both the main stage and studio seasons. Exceptional facilities, individual mentoring, and an extensive curriculum highlight the program.
Contact: Department of Theatre Arts, Ithaca College, 201 Dillingham Center, Ithaca, NY 14850
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, CW POST CAMPUS
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Offers a mentorship program which includes opportunities of work with professionals in NYC. Most of the advanced work is one on one with a strong emphasis on application in production.
Contact Debra Bergsma Otte, Theatre & Film Dept., CW Post, Long Island University, Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
Phone 516-299-2670
Fax 516-299-3824
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
BFA Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Design/Tech
Undergraduate class work stresses the collaboration between the director, other designers and performers. There is a tremendous amount of production at all different levels so the students get plenty of practical design experience. Because we are located in NYC, the students are able to gain practical professional experience through our third year internship program.
MFA Design
Professional preparation for a career in costume design for theatre, film and television. Each person on our faculty is a working member of the professional design community and all the Design teachers are members of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. The resources of NYC add immeasurably to the richness of the experience.
Contact TSOA Graduate Admissions, Kitty Leech, Undergraduate Drama, New York University, 721 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003
Phone 212-998-1900 (grad) 1869 (u-grad)
Fax 212-998-1953
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK--NEW PALTZ
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology, Wigs & Makeup
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology, Wigs & Makeup
Professionally oriented, technically motivated. Working towards strengthening the design program.
Contact John Rutuelo or Stephen Judd, SUNY New Paltz, Department of Theatre, New Paltz, NY 12561
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK--PURCHASE
BFA Design, Technology
Major emphasis on studio/classroom training under the guidance of established working professionals. Students learn every aspect of theatre design and production. The freshman year is an exploratory period. A common program stresses course work and assigned tasks on actual productions as appropriate in set design, lighting design, costume design, technical production, technical crafts, and stage management. Advanced study and practice in one of more of these areas occupies the second, third, and fourth years. Concurrently a balance of liberal arts courses is also available to equip the candidate to function as a mature and intelligent theatre professional.
Contact Michael Cesario, Chair, Department of Design Technology, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase College, Purchase NY 10577
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
Connected to Syracuse Stage (professional shop builds department productions), students work directly in shop with professional staff and designers. Graduate and undergrad students design studio and main stage productions. Much of freshman year is in art department's design program. Liberal Arts requirements allow for well-rounded education.
Contact Maria Marrero, Asst. Prof., Drama Department, Syracuse University, 820 E Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210
NOVA SCOTIA
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Costume Design
Dalhousie Arts Centre, 5th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5
Phone 902 494-2233
Fax 902 494-1499
URL http://www2.dal.ca/ thtrprog.html
OHIO
KENT STATE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology, Wigs & Makeup
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology, Wigs & Makeup
The strength of the program is the one-on-one training; practical experience through design and actual positions of responsibility (undergrads and grads design) and the alliance with the School of Fashion, Great Lakes Theatre Festival and Cleveland Playhouse.
Contact Sharon Suzy Campbell, School of Theatre and Dance, Kent State University, Music and Speech Building, Kent, Ohio 44242
Email: scampbe2@kent.edu
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design/Technology
Students are closely mentored by working professionals. Good balance of theory and practice designed for the individual student's needs.
Contact Dennis A. Parker, Department of Theatre, Ohio State University, 1849 Cannon Drive, Columbus OH 43210
OHIO UNIVERSITY
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology.
Highly developed professional internship program; active guest artist program; professionally active faculty with strong background in professional design and technology.
Contact Holly Cole, School of Theatre, Ohio University, 307 Kantner Hall, Athens, OH 45701
Email: cole@oak.cats.ohiou.edu
OTTERBEIN COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA Design/Tech
Totally undergraduate program with 25 design/ technology majors. Students may pursue the BA General Theatre Studies degree, which consists of a maximum of 60 quarter hours in theatre, and elect to concentrate in any area of design/technology. Admission to the BFA program is by portfolio interview only. Students must undergo portfolio review yearly to remain in the program. All design/tech students participate significantly in five out of six regular season productions, from serving as Wardrobe Master to Assistant Designer. Students may be selected to design for a main stage production. Professional guest designers are regularly employed, giving the students the opportunity to work with and observe a variety of designers. All BFA students must serve an internship of 10 to 16 weeks at a LORT theatre or as a design assistant for respected professionals in their chosen field of specialisation. The goal of the program is to prepare design/technology students to obtain an entry level position in professional theatre or admission to the finest theatre design graduate programs.
Contact Cathryn Robbins, Department of Theatre & Dance, Otterbein College Theatre, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone 614-823-1086
Email: CRobbins@otterbein.edu
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
BFA in Theatre Design and Production with Costume Emphasis in Design and Technology
MFA Design, Technology
A separate program exists for Wigs and Makeup
Three theatres where two each of Opera, Musical Theatre and Drama are produced per season plus three rep summer musicals and 8-10 workshops. Student designers work with internationally renowned directors. One-on-one training. Professional contacts. International recognition. New facilities.
Contact Dean Mogle, Head, Costume Design & Technology, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Patricia Corbett Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0003
Phone 513-556-9411
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
BA in Theatre Design/Technology Emphasis
Small program which offers hands-on experience to undergraduates in both design and technology.
Contact Holly Monsos, Department of Theatre, Film, & Dance, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606
Phone 419-530-2688/2202
Email: 74733.2010@compuserve.com
URL http://www.utoledo.edu
OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis -- Design, Technology
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis -- Design , Technology
Our emphasis in the department is on learning. Although we have high standards for our productions, students' education comes first. That means that students have numerous opportunities to not only assist the faculty in designing productions, but design main stage shows under supervision from a very strong, professionally active faculty and staff. We encourage students’ professional involvement early in their careers and network them into professional organisations, summer jobs and internships.
Contact Dr Jerry Davis, Department Head., Theatre Department, Oklahoma State University, 121 Seretean Centre,, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone 405-744-6094
Email: jpcosu@odway.okstate.edu
OREGON
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
BA/BS in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Students seeking professional or educational careers, preparing for advanced degree programs, or pursuing non-major study of the fine and performing arts will participate in a production program encompassing new, modern and classic works interpreted to confront and illuminate the diverse concerns of contemporary life. Design and technology faculty work professionally in the theatre, film and television community on a regular basis. Faculty facilitate the placement of pre-professional students in intern and employment opportunities in the greater metropolitan area.
Contact Prof. William Tate, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Fine and Performing Arts, P. O. Box 751, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 97207-0751
Phone 503-725-4612
Fax 503-725-4624
Email: publicity@fpa.lh.pdx.edu
URL http://www.fpa.pdx.edu/depts/fpa
SOUTHERN OREGON STATE COLLEGE
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
A small, nurturing faculty and staff that enjoys working closely with students, who participate in some aspect of each production of our season in addition to classes. The staff and teachers also advise and guide undergraduate projects, class requirements, showcases, and independent thesis projects. The proximity of the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Oregon Cabaret Theatre offers students access to excellent professional productions, internships and employment opportunities.
Contact Ellen Dennis, Department of Theatre Arts, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR 97520
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
Program balances course work with production assignments to provide a well rounded education. Graduate students in costume design study scenery and lighting design and participate in a production every term to build their portfolios.
Contact Alexandra Bonds, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
Phone 541-346-4194
Email: abonds@darkwing.uoregon.edu
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
Small department, individualised instruction, main stage fully budgeted thesis production, strong general/design academic program, required semester internship. The program includes work in aesthetic, historical and critical analysis; work toward a proficiency in production skills; and intensive mastery of costume skills.
Contact Jill P. Hoddick, Theatre, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203
Phone 503-283-7230
Email: hoddick@uofport.edu
WESTERN OREGON STATE COLLEGE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Contact Richard A Davis
Creative Arts Division, 916
Western Oregon State College
Monmouth, OR 97361
Phone 503-838-8879 or 838-8878
PENNSYLVANIA
CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
BA in Theatre in Costume Emphasis
In addition to course work the student has an opportunity to work in the costume shop and design main stage productions.
Contact Dr. Richard Helldobler, Chair, Theatre Department, California University of Pennsylvania, 250 University Blvd., California, PA 15419
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
BFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology
MFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Undergraduate degree offers study all areas encouraged plus general theatre. Costume can be emphasis. Graduate program offers more specialised training. Students learn both artistic and practical approach to working in many milieus.
Contact Drama Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes, Pittsburgh. PA 15217
Phone 412-268-1580
Email: band+son@andras.cmu.edu
URL http://www.cmu.edu/cfa/drama
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis (limited)
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA in Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Costume program has four permanent G.A. slots: large enough for peer support and shared learning experiences; small enough to allow individual focus and mentoring. We aim to produce marketable students who have skills in both design and construction.
Contact Doug Marme, Department of Theatre Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 103 Arts Building, University Park, PA 16802
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
BA Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Comprehensive program in costume production for the theatre, film & television with emphasis possible in design, construction or costume crafts (dyeing, painting, millinery , armour, etc)
Contact Neil Bierbower, Department of Theatre, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
QUEBEC
NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL OF CANADA
Graduation Certificate is offered to those who complete the course
Contact 5030 Saint-Denis, Montreal (Quebec) H2J 2L8
Phone (514) 842-7954
Fax (514) 842-5661
Email info@ent-nts.com
URL http://ent-nts.com/NTSEnglish/Contents.html
BANFF THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL
Costume Design
Garry Dahms, Box 1020, Station 21, Banff, Alberta
Phone 403 762 6358
Fax 403 762 6334
RHODE ISLAND
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
BFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Students work with resident and guest artist designers and directors. Good grounding in general theatre and flexibility to individualised program. Work with peers on student productions. Costume studio assistantships available. Close to Boston and NYC.
Contact Joy Emery, URI Theatre, Fine Arts Centre, Kingston RI 02881
TENNESSEE
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
BFA Design
MFA Design
Close supervision/instruction of student: where individuality emphasised in quality program. Students design 50-60 % of productions.
Contact Douglas J. Koertge, Department of Theatre, University of Memphis, 143 THCA, Memphis TN 38152
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
Program is affiliated with a resident Professional LORT theatre which supports a full-time professional staff. Students interact with professional productions and often get their first professional design credit with the company. The program also has an international component which supports exchanges with European design academies.
Contact Marianne Custer, Department of Theatre, University of Tennessee, 206 McClung Towers, Knoxville, Tennessee. 37996
Phone 423-974-6011
Fax 423-974-4867
Email: mcuster@utk.edu
TEXAS
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
BFA Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
Small graduate program. Opportunity to design theatre, dance and opera. Can study more than one design areas. SMU invited to Ming's Clam Bake in the Spring.
Contact Giva R. Taylor, Theatre Division, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
BFA Design
Costume Design program focuses on training costume designers to function intelligently in a costume shop. Design courses are augmented with construction classes. All students eligible to design for the black box and are considered for the main stage.
Students can apply to study at the Rose Bruford College in London - qv.
Contact Kevin J. McCluskey, Department of Theatre, P.O. Box 9090, SFA Station,, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacagdoches TX. 75961
Email: kmccluskey@sfasu.edu
URL http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/ theatre/theatre.html
SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
BFA Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology
MA Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Strong undergraduate progra.! Students are given wonderful opportunities to grow as they design. Our students go on to prestigious MFA programs which leads to work in all areas of design.
Contact Daniel Hannon, Head Design & Technology, Department of Theatre, Southwest Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
Phone 512-245-2147
Email: sh10@al.swt.edu
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
BA Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
MA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology
Contact Sidney Berger, Director, School of Theatre, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-5071
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design, Technology
Program is an intensive professional training program, closely mentored by working professionals, with the individual needs of each student considered. The express aim of the program is to prepare the student for a professional career in the costume industry. Students experience a variety of performance genres that include theatre, opera, dance and new play development.
Contact Susan Tsu or James Glavan, Department of Theatre and Dance, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712
UTAH
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design
Costume program draws from three main season theatres producing eleven productions, and one full student theatre facility producing well over 60 productions, offering hands-on opportunities in design and costume construction. The shop is student-hired, with positions in cutting, first hand and crafts, so students support themselves in their profession. Entrance is limited, so requirements are high.
Contact Rory Scanlon, Chair, Theatre Design and Technology Committee, Brigham Young University, D-581, Harris Fine Arts Centre, Provo, UT. 84602
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
BA Design/Technology
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design/Technology
A small hands on program where all design students work in every aspect of costume design and construction, placing well in ACTF competitions.
Contact Nancy Hills or Sid Perkes, Department of Theatre Arts, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84321-4025
Phone 801-797-3046
Email: nhills@wpo.hass.usu.edu
URL http://www.usu.edu
VIRGINIA
COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Good facilities, good stock, decent budgets. Ambitious program. Good students. Main stage designs a possibility. No specific focus in curriculum; emphasis is student's choice leading to MFA or Internship programs. Summer affiliation with Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
Contact Patricia M. Wesp, Assoc. Professor, Department of Theatre & Speech, College of William and Mary, Willamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Email: pmwesp@mail.wm.edu
MARY WASHINGTON
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Produce two plays each term and a dance concert fall term. Standards are very high and the students are ultimately responsible for the high quality of our work. A balanced liberal arts education in preparation for the professional world.
Contact Rosemary Ingham, Department of Theatre & Dance, 330 DuPont Hall, Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone 540-654-1983
RADFORD UNIVERSITY
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
A well rounded theatre education which require hands-on work in all technical areas. Students are able to focus into whatever field they enjoy the most.
Contact Monica Weinzapfel, Department of Theatre/6969, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Grounding in all areas of theatre with focused preparation for professional work/graduate study through portfolio preparation/URTA audition.
MFA Design
3 year intensive with minimum of 2 realised designs. Focus on process, collaboration, research. Commitment to exploration of artistic vision, experiential learning, leadership development and professional portfolio. Outstanding vintage/antique collection.
Contact Gweneth West,, UVA Department of Drama, 1 Culbreth Road,, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone 804-924-8965
Email: glw2r@virginia.edu
VIRGINIA TECH
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
MFA Design, Technology, Design/Technology
Individualised programs of study, Major production responsibilities (eg, design opportunities) all three years of student's graduate program. Run-out opportunities with local regional theatres; cheerful, well-equipped shop.
Contact Felice Proctor, Department of Theatre Arts, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0141
Phone 540-231-6606
Email: fproctor@vt.edu
URL http://server.theatre.vt.edu
VIRGINIA COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY
BFA in theatre with emphasis on design/technical theatre
Throughout the four years, the designer technician is involved in studio classes and practical application. Theatre VCU has the only student chapter of USITT in the state of Virginia and is one of only 22 programs of its kind in the US. All Design/Technical majors are encouraged to join USITT
MFA Stage Design
The Stage Design program offers a unique blend of academic design, studio and classroom preparation, and professional internships for the student who wishes to make a career in the field scene or costume design. Students continually confront design and technical problems created to specifically challenge their skills, knowledge and problem solving ability. Through TheatreVirginia, the Stage Design program also offers students the opportunity to work closely with professional crafts persons and with USA (United Scenic Artists) designers.
Contact Department of Theatre
Phone 804 828-1514
Email arts@vcu.edu
URL http://www.vcu.edu
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
BFA Design/Technology
MFA Design
Program provides a comprehensive approach to design with a strong technical component with emphasis on 1) drawing and painting skill, 2) rendering techniques, 3) research methods, 4) script analysis and interpretation. Technical skills concentrate on giving extensive hands-on experience in basic sewing and advanced construction techniques, period patterning, and draping and costume crafts and make-up.
Contact Linda Milian, Division of Theatre & Dance, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6111, Morgantown WV 26506-6111
WASHINGTON DC
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
BA in Theatre with Costume Emphasis
Requires all students to take introductory courses in acting, directing, technical theatre, and design. We offer costume construction and costume design as electives for our junior and senior concentrators. There are also ample opportunities to work on productions both on construction and as design assistants.
Contact Gail Stewart Tseach, Hartke Theatre, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064
WASHINGTON STATE
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
MFA Design
Focus on design and supplement it with courses in patterning, tailoring, makeup and other workshops. Our strength is a hands-on approach. Each student leaves with a least four or more designed shows produced.
Contact Deb Trout, School of Drama, University of Washington, DX-20 Hutchinson Hall, Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone 206-616-1785
WISCONSIN
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
MFA Design
Students receive a thorough grounding in both the traditional and eclectic non-narrative based approaches to costume design. Play analysis, costume design and pattern drafting form the design/skill nucleus in which the majority of the training is concentrated.
Contact Marna King, Costume Designer, Department of Theatre & Drama, University of Wisconsin, 6173 Vilas Hall,, 821 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1497
Fax 608-263-2463
Email: mking@macc.wisc.edu
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE
BFA in Technology
MFA in Technology
Conservatory approach to Three year training. During a semester, we hold two, five-week ‘class modes’ followed by three-week ‘production modes’ during which we work as much as possible like a regional theatre. Productions open at the end of the ‘production mode’. Students enter the program every other year, overlapping first and third year and the class alone during the second year for intensive training. The program is paralleled by tech production, stage management and acting. We DO NOT teach a design sequence, but often hire professional guest designers.
Contact Jeffrey Lieder or Pam Rehberg, University of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 233, Milwaukee WI 53201
Phone 414-229-4947
Email: jalieder@aol.com