BFA in Costume Design

Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts is a leader in innovative solutions within technical theatre. Costume Design majors develop a well-rounded foundation of technical skills including costume construction, shop practices and rendering techniques.

The third year and fourth year are focused on design and conceptual experience, both in the studio and in actual production work. Webster University is one of the few undergraduate institutions where students design for all of the theatre productions. Faculty develop a mentor relationship with costume design students and production work allows student designers see their work realized on stage. Undergraduates experience every facet of the design process including concept meetings, shopping, working with costume staff, fittings and technical and dress rehearsals.

This experience is vital to understanding the link between theory and practice. The combination of practical shop and stage work with conceptual work in the design studio creates a unique opportunity for professional growth.

Students also graduate with a portfolio of produced work in addition to projects.

Costume Design Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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