Theatre Training

Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design

Next Class Starting the Fall of 2015!

Graduate students in the Costume Design Option at Kent learn a broad spectrum of skills--from designing for theatre to design for television, film, and corporate mascots and other 3-D characters. Student designers have the opportunity to learn fabric modification, advanced cutting and draping skills, and work with some of the latest computer graphics software and hardware. Graduate students in the MFA Costume Design program design for Theatre/Kent/Dance, Porthouse Theatre Company, and Corporate Theatre Projects, as well as receiving experience through arranged internships with professional theatre companies.

Of special interest to costume students is the Kent State University Museum. Founded by Fashion Designer Shannon Rogers, the museum focuses on fashion and interior artifacts.

Suzy Q. Campbell
Associate Professor Costume Design
Phone: (330) 672-2082

Costume Design Plan of Study

Core Requirements (27 hrs total, 3 hrs.each.)

 THEA 61094 College Teaching (if on assistantship) (3)

 THEA 61110 Hist. of Theories of Acting & Space I (3)

 THEA 61111 Hist. of Theories of Acting & Space II (3)

 THEA 62092 Practicum:  Design & Tech.  (3)

 THEA 62092 Practicum:  Design & Tech.  (3)

 THEA 60992 Professional Theatre Internship I   (3-6)

 THEA 61992 Professional Theatre Internship II  (3-6)           

THEA 61310 MFA Design and Technology Culminating Project (3)

Design and Technology Core (12-27 hrs.)

THEA 61095 Special Topics: Adv. Stud. in Des. (3-18 hrs.)

THEA 61201 Software Applications      (3)

THEA 51620 History of Period Styles for Designers (3) 

THEA 51306 Professional Aspects:  Design and Technology (3)    

Costume Design (21 hrs.)

THEA  51524  Design Studio:  Costume     (3)

THEA 51525  Props and Crafts            (3)

THEA 51529  Advanced Wig and Makeup     (3)

THEA 51621 Presentation Media          (3)

THEA 51522 Design Studio:  Lighting (3) or     

THEA 51622 Design Studio:  Scenery   (3)

THEA 60196 Individual Investigation: Historic Textiles  (3)    

THEA 61525  Millinery and 3-D Characters (3)

Minimum required for graduation = 60 hrs.