To inquire about this program:
Theatre Admission Office | 773-325-7999 |​

The Theatre School's program in Costume Design encourages you to expand your artistic and visual expression through clothing design.

As a Costume Design major, you will take courses that focus on:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Costume technology
  • Drawing
  • Fashion
  • Furniture
  • Historical significance of costuming
  • Stage make-up
You will work closely with faculty members, production teams and DePaul's Costume Shop to design costumes for multiple public productions by The Theatre School.

In your fourth year of the program, you will do an internship in the costume industry in order to gain real-world experience. At the end of your fourth year, you will have the chance to take part in the annual Graduate Showcase, where you will present your designs to artistic directors and other members of the theatre, film and television industries.

Internship Possibilities

  • Blair Thomas & Company
  • Broadway in Chicago
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
  • Collaboraction Theatre
  • Goodman Theatre
  • Lookingglass Theatre Company
  • Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
  • Theatre Seven

What can you do with this degree?

  • Advertising
  • Commercial costuming
  • Fashion design
  • Film costuming
  • Magazine costuming
  • Retail display design
  • Television costuming
  • Theatre costuming