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Costume Design and Technology  Master's

Learn the elements of design, drawing and costume history in a course of study that moves you through the process of designing complete characters.


What is Costume Design and Technology at WVU like?


Study in the area of costume design takes the student through an introduction to the elements of design, drawing and costume history. The course of study then moves toward an intensive application of designing the character in the world of the play through coursework, practical design and construction.

Students enrolled in the MFA in Costume Design and Technology program will gain training in:

  • Drawing
  • Developing a Portfolio
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Crafts
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Draping
  • Prosthetics Construction
  • Puppetry
  • Mask Making
  • Makeup
  • Wig Construction

Faculty includes:

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Costume Design and Technology at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Costume Design and Technology graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Portfolio Review

Additional application considerations:

  • Portfolio (Physical)
  • Interview (Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information regarding the additional application materials)

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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