California State University, Long Beach

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

The strength of the MFA program at CSULB is in its flexibility. The core of the costume concentration is a design class, a technology class and a production experience each semester. These technology classes include patterning, tailoring, dyeing and accessory construction. Electives are then suited to each student and can include art, design, computer or directed studies. The MFA student is a member of California Repertory Company, a professional theatre company in residence on campus.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Technology

Degrees Offered

  • BA: Theatre Arts
  • MFA: Design--Costume Concentrations


  • Nancy Jo Smith: Costume Design and Technology.
  • Gayle Baizer: Makeup and Hair Design, Rendering.
  • Catherine Gutting Baumgardner: Costume Design and Technology.


  • Michael Pacciorini: Costume Shop Foreman
  • Lalena Hutton: Cutter

General Contact Information

Nancy Jo Smith
Department of Theatre and Drama
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

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