MFA in Costume Production

Our Master of Fine Arts in Costume Production program provides developing theatre professionals with the opportunity to cultivate their artistic identities while refining and enhancing their craft.

Our program seeks to:

  • Enhance artistic expression, communication, and production skills through hands-on, mentored production experience within a wide range of production opportunities and classroom instruction.
  • Explore creative collaborations with directors, actors, designers, and playwrights.
  • Create new forms of theatrical expression for the next generation.

MFA Production and Production Management students are being prepared for substantive careers as theatre artists. Training includes a rigorous curriculum, production opportunities, and collaboration with professionals through our Professional Theatre Initiative. Students are mentored by working professional faculty and advisors.

Financial aid is available to some students in the form of scholarships, living stipends, and teaching assistantships. Admission is highly selective, with the School of Theatre admitting one to three students each year into each of the Technical Production, Costume Production or Production Management programs.

Curriculum Highlights

  • In-depth classroom instruction in artistic, practical, and skills applications of production for the art of theatre.
  • Production opportunities in multiple venues and multiple genres.
  • Preparation and execution of a Thesis that represents the culminating of three years of study.
  • Opportunity to work on productions with companies through our Professional Theatre Initiative (PTI).

Program of Study

(minimum of 60 credits)

First Year 1st 2nd
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 697 & 698 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 679 & 680 Costume Production Studio 1 & 2 3 3
CFA TH 675 & 676 Costume Design Studio 1 & 2 3 3
CFA TH 881 & 882 Millinery 1 & 2 1 1
CFA TH 653 & 654 Master Class 2 2
Total 12 12
Second Year
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 797 & 798 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 779 & 780 Costume Production Studio 3 & 4 3 3
CFA TH 879 & 880 Costume Production Studio 5 & 6 3 3
CFA TH 781 & 782 Fabric Dyeing 1 & 2 1 1
Approved elective 1 1
Total 11 11
Third Year
CFA TH 591 Internship 4
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0
CFA TH 898 Production 1
CFA TH 950 Grad project 3
Total 4 4