The major in Costume Design and Production takes advantage of the resources of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Theatre.
Through the combined study of theatre, apparel design, clothing construction, clothing history, and theatre history, we prepare students who want to become costumers, wardrobe managers, and costume designers in professional theatre, film, or other performance genres.
*This major and minor are found in TRE and FCS. Be advised that these programs are identical in scope and requirement. If you are taking a major in one department and would like to add a minor, it must be in the other department. For example, if you are majoring in FCS Apparel Merchandising and would like to minor in Costume Design and Production, you would need to take that minor as a TRE.
Major courses and degree requirements:
- A minimum 86 credits are required for this major, including 31 upper-division credits.
- A minimum 30 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
- Core courses from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department include “History of Costume, “Textiles,” and “Flat Pattern Design.”
- Core courses from the Theatre Department include “Stagecraft,” “Playscript Analysis,” and “Production Practicum.”