Costume Design and Production

Programs offered
  • Costume Design and Production (major and minor)

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.”

Apply for the major or minor

  • Apply for this major or minor by your junior year.
  • If you were an incoming freshman, you may apply for the major at the end of you first quarter of your sophomore year.
  • If you were a transfer student, you may apply to the major in your second quarter of residence.
  • You are required to have successfully completed three courses from the core requirements, which must include FCS 1840 “Basic Clothing Construction.”
  • Your application is due on or before the first Friday of Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarter.
  • Faculty must approve all admission to the majors and minors.
  • Your overall GPA must be a minimum of 2.5 for admission to the major for Costume Design and Production.
  • Apply to this major or minor through the online Major or Minor application.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements in effect when you are admitted to the major or minor.

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