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Costume Design and Technology

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 course work, practical design, and construction.

Students enrolled in the M.F.A. 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

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Additional Application Information

Portfolio (Physical), Interview

Please contact the program coordinator for more information regarding the additional application materials.

Program Application Test Requirements

M.F.A. Design and Technology programs accept applications every year and admit students on a rolling basis. Acceptance is determined after an interview and portfolio review.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

August 1

Spring Deadline

January 1

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

National Association of the Schools of Theatre

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