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Become a Costume Designer at Webster and Bring Your Visions to Life

If you dream of designing costumes for the stage, screen, or television, unleash your creative passions and step into the world of Costume Design with Webster University's Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive curriculum that will transform you into a skilled and visionary costume designer, ready to bring your artistic dreams to life.

During your first two years, you'll develop essential skills in costume construction, shop practices and rendering techniques. In your third and fourth years, you'll seamlessly transition from theory to practice, immersing yourself in the dynamic world of costume design.

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Take Advantage of Our Unique Learning Environment

At Webster University, we take pride in nurturing future costume designers who are not only skilled technicians, but also visionary creators. Our Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts provides a unique learning environment where you'll engage with a vibrant community of artists and scholars, all passionate about the transformative power of costume design.

Through partnerships with renowned professional theatre companies, you'll gain invaluable real-world experience and network with industry leaders.

Get started on your BFA degree in Costume Design and embark on an enriching journey of creativity and passion as you prepare to become a visionary costume designer.

Choose Webster – A Top Costume Design College

A Program Known for Quality

Our BFA degree in Costume Design is one of the most respected in the country, and our graduates have gone on to successful careers in costume design for theater, film and television. Our rigorous and comprehensive program provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the competitive field of costume design.

Gain Experience With Professional Theatre Companies

Webster’s Sargent Conservatory partners with renowned organizations like The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, giving you valuable hands-on experience in a professional setting. Additionally, seniors attend the annual Senior Showcase in New York City, providing a platform to showcase your design work to top industry professionals.

Theatre Facilities

Costume design students at Webster University have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including two design studios, a large costume shop and a large wig shop. These facilities are located in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, which also houses The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Experiential Learning

One of the most exciting ways to gain experience is to assist costume design faculty on professional productions. This opportunity will give you a chance to work with a professional designer and see what it's like to work on a production from start to finish. In addition, you will be encouraged to participate in theatrical summer employment to gain experience in different styles of theatre and to network with professional theatre companies.

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Scholarships to Support Your BFA Studies

Costume Design majors in the Conservatory can apply for a number of scholarships. Some scholarships are specifically designated for Costume Design majors, while others are open to all theater students. In addition to these scholarships, there are others that may be available to Costume Design students. You can find more information about scholarships on our Financial Aid page.

What Can You Do with Costume Design BFA Degree?

Our Costume Design program has a long list of impressive graduates who now design for Broadway, television, award shows and regional theatres across the country, including:

  • "Law & Order SVU" (NBC)
  • "Prodigal Son" (FOX)
  • "Saturday Night Live"
  • Stages St. Louis
  • "Slave Play," "Hadestown," "The Prom" (Broadway)
  • "Cabaret," "On Your Feet," "Beetlejuice," "Bronx Tale" (Broadway)
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Get Started on Your BFA in Costume Design

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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

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