A leader in creative expression.

Boston University’s costume design & production program encourages students to strengthen their artistic expression, communication, and production skills through hands-on, mentored experiences within a wide range of theatrical opportunities and classroom instruction.

Taught by nationally-recognized professionals, our costume design & production program develops a complete theatre artist with a unique voice. Learn technical and conceptual sides of costume design and become an expert in taking a script and creating clothing that enhances the storytelling.

Through creative collaborations with designers, actors, and directors, students apply both artistic and practical approaches to the creation of costumes in various genres. BU’s costume design & production program offers one-on-one mentoring, and hands-on experience in specific areas of theatre practice using classroom knowledge.

We’ve seen our graduates take their skills and become successful designers, drapers, tailors, first hands, stitchers, wardrobe supervisors, costume shop managers, and more. Where you may ask? Our graduates are working at New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Huntington Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and the list goes on. Did we mention our alums have even worked for Cirque du Soleil?!

My Life in Five Outfits

…some alums even become fashion historians, fact-checking the wardrobes of popular television series like The Queen’s Gambit and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

> We see you, raissa bretaña (CFA’13)!

Photo by Chris Sorensen

Photo by Chris Sorensen

Photo by Chris Sorensen

The Clothes Make the Character

Costume designers Joyce Kim Lee and Natalie Turturro Mettouchi dress tv & film performers for success

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Bringing a Designer’s Eye to CFA School of Theatre

Susan E. Mickey, BU School of Theatre director and a professor of theatre, design, and production/costume design, also happens to be an award-winning costume designer. Mickey has worked with many of the nation’s major regional theaters, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

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