MFA in Costume Design & Production…

“The Bourgeois Gentleman”, 2010

 

The Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design/Production includes general and advanced courses in costume design, history, construction, and crafts.  The program is sufficiently flexible to meet individual needs and interests, and also provides the knowledge and experience to move successfully into professional and/or educational theatre careers.  A total of 60 semester hours is required for the degree.

Students participate in an intensive sequence of academic and studio work, and a variety of design and production experiences.  University classwork and production assignments provide training in period patterning, tailoring, millinery, craftwork, dyeing, and various other methods of fabric manipulation.  Students have opportunities for a variety of practical experiences such as designing for dance and studio or mainstage productions.  Other possibilities include being a designer’s assistant, make-up designer, hair stylist, crafts-person, cutter/draper, or milliner on a given production.

Admission to the program and assistantship awards are based upon a portfolio review and an interview. Interviews for admittance in Fall 2014 will be held in Chicago at the The Westin Michigan Avenue, January 30–February 2, 2014; Ft. Worth, TX at the USITT convention March 22–29, 2014; Mobile, AL at the SETC convention March 5–9, 2014. You may also interview on campus at any time by appointment. For more information, please contact Donna Meester, Director of Costume Design and Production via email at dmeester@as.ua.edu.

 

Curriculum:

First Year

  • TH 533: Costume Design I
  • TH 634: Costume Design II
  • TH 531: Costume Construction I
  • TH 632: Costume Construction II
  • TH 551: History of the Theatre I
  • TH 552: History of the Theatre II
  • TH 600: Graduate Theatre Practicum
  • TH 600: Graduate Theatre Practicum

Second Year

  • TH 635: Costume Design III
  • TH 636: Costume Design IV
  • TH 637: Period Costume Construction
  • TH 539: Advanced Stage Makeup
  • TH 530: Costume History
  • TH 639: Problems in Theatre Arts – Costuming
  • TH 600: Graduate Theatre Practicum
  • TH 600: Graduate Theatre Practicum

Third Year

  • TH 622: Scene Design I
  • TH 623: Scenic Design II
  • TH 615: Lighting Design I
  • TH 616: Lighting Design II
  • TH 639: Problems in Theatre Arts – Costuming
  • TH 639: Problems in Theatre Arts – Costuming
  • TH 600: Graduate Theatre Practicum
  • TH 600: Graduate Theatre Practicum

For more information, please contact Donna Meester, Director of Costume Design/Production Program, dmeester@as.ua.edu.