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Costume Design

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Costume Design
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Express yourself through costume design

In the Costume Design degree program, you’ll be encouraged to expand your artistic and visual expression through clothing design.

You’ll 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 degree program, you’ll complete an internship in the costume industry 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.

Classes

Coursework

  • Costume Technology
  • Drawing for Designers
  • Design Production
  • History of Dramatic Literature
  • Historical Significance of Costuming
  • Stage Make-up

Career Options

Common Career Areas

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

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