BFA in Costume Design

The Design & Production programs prepare talented and committed students for careers in the professional world of theatre and related entertainment media. The program curriculum stresses the development of a student as a theatre artist. Focusing on collaboration, imagination, intellect, communication skills, oral critique, as well as professional behavior.

During each year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, courses in design, production, graphic skills, management and dramatic literature follow a carefully integrated sequence of class exercises and production opportunities. The committed students who pursue the BFA degree in Design, Production, or Management at Boston University discover who they are, what they do well, and what they are capable of doing. They learn to be collaborative theatre artists who work productively under the stresses of the theatrical profession and, most importantly, they learn to integrate design, production, and management skills with their own personal sensibility.

Program of Study

(minimum of 130 credits)

Second Year 1st 2nd
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 297 & 298 Production 2 2
CFA TH 275 & 276 Costume Design 1 & 2 3 3
CFA TH 280 & 281 Costume Production 1 & 2 3 3
CFA TH 177 & 178 Figure Drawing 1 & 2 1 1
CFA TH 255 & 256 History of Costume 1 & 2 2 2
CFA TH 263 & 264 Scene Design 1 & 2 3
CFA TH 377 Costume Rendering Lab 1
Theatre Literature elective 3
Total 16 15
Third Year
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 397 & 398 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 375 & 376 Costume Design 3 & 4 3 3
CFA TH 481 & 482 Millinery 1 & 2 1 1
CFA TH 177 & 178 Figure Drawing 1 1
CFA TH 357 & 358 History of Tailoring 3 3
CFA TH 378 Costume Rendering Lab 1
CFA TH 283 Lighting Design 1 3
Art History 1 4
Social Science 4
Total
18 16
Fourth Year
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 497 & 498 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 381 & 382 Fabric Dyeing 1 1
CFA TH 177 Figure Drawing 1
CFA TH 182 Intro to Textiles 2
CFA TH 377 & 378 Costume Rendering Lab 1 1
CFA TH 240 Intro to Stage Direction 2
Shakespeare 4
Social Science 4
Art History 2 4
Theatre Literature elective 3
Total
14 16