Description provided by the program

Small private liberal arts program with an emphasis on individual attention. Opportunity for main stage design. Portfolio review required of all design/tech majors at the end of each term. Work study positions in costume shop. Ambitious program offering broad-based curriculum in theatre arts with opportunity to emphasize in design. Courses in: Intro to Design; Costume Design; Costume History; Stage Make-Up; Design Practicum; Advanced Projects in Design; Costume Crafts; and Dress, Gender and Identity. Academic scholarships are available.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Pattern making
  • Costume crafts

Degrees Offered

  • BA: in Theatre with Costume Emphasis, Design/Technology


  • Susan Wolverton: Costume Design, Costume History.


  • Emily Ganfield: Costume Shop Manager

General Contact Information

Susan Wolverton
Coe College
1220 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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