Graduate Programs

MFA Costume Design & Production Concentration

several students sewing costumesThe Costume Design and Production Concentration includes general and advanced courses in costume design, history, construction, and crafts. This concentration meets individual interests and provides the knowledge and experience to transition into professional careers.

Students participate in an intensive sequence of academic, design and production experiences. Coursework and production assignments provide training in period patterning, tailoring, millinery, craftwork, dyeing, and other fabric manipulation. Students have opportunities for a variety of practical experiences, including designing for dance and theatre productions. Other possibilities include being a designer’s assistant, makeup designer, hairstylist, craftsperson, cutter/draper or milliner on a given production.

Admission and assistantships are awarded based upon a portfolio review, interview, and acceptance into the University of Alabama Graduate School.

For more information, please contact Donna Meester, director of costume design and production, at dmeester@ua.edu, or visit our FAQ page.

spools of thread and fringe in the costume design shop

Curriculum

Costume Design Tech Concentration Curriculum