Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in costume design/technical production program have many opportunities to work nationally, regionally, on our mainstage and in our student theater. Under the supervision of 10 faculty and staff, you will receive individualized attention in small studio classes and lectures. VCUarts is rare amongst college and university training programs in that it provides opportunities for accomplished undergraduate students to actualize their designs on the mainstage.
Our theatre faculty have won awards for producing, directing, and designing including Tony Awards, Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards, Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards and many others. You’ll meet guest artists and directors at the top of their fields and build contacts in the industry.
Theatre students and faculty have worked on AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, Lincoln and Loving. Our department also has a partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond’s leading professional theatre company. Students have landed positions with The Public Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), and Santa Fe Opera, and on-screen performances in productions from Netflix, FOX, Disney and Paramount.
Some classes you might take in this major:
- Figure Drawing: Superficial Anatomy
- History of Costumes
- Costume Construction
- Draping for the Theatre
- Patternmaking for the Theatre
Our alumni are:
- Costume Designers for stage and film
- Costume Technicians for stage and film
- Hair, wig and makeup designers