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

The Theatre School's Costume Technology program will prepare you to become a theatrical craftsman, draper, cutter and costume shop manager. By exploring a variety of arts and crafts related to costuming, you will learn to translate designs into the actual garments and clothing actors wear.

Courses in Costume Technology include:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business management
  • Drawing
  • Ethics
  • Fashion
  • Furniture
  • Human resources
  • Painting
  • Rendering
  • Stage make-up
You will work closely with directors, dramaturges, designers and DePaul's Costume Shop staff to construct designs for public productions by The Theatre School.

The fourth year of the program primarily consists of independent studies tailored to your interests and career goals. 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 portfolio 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?

  • Administration of arts programs
  • Advertising
  • Commercial costuming
  • Fashion design
  • Film costuming
  • Prop management
  • Television costuming
  • Theatre costuming
  • Theatre management