Description provided by the program

Columbia is a Liberal Arts College and offers a B.A. and B. F. A. in Costume Design. The program is rigorous with many opportunities for design and technical work on productions. We stress collaboration, technique and realized design. Columbia's downtown location puts students in the middle of Chicago's arts community and resources. Access to courses in Fine Art and Fashion augment our program.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Technology

Degrees Offered

  • BA: Design and Technology with concentrations in Costume, Set, Sighting, Sound and Makeup design


  • Frances Maggio: Design.
  • Patricia Roeder: Construction, Shop Manager.
  • Tom Kieffer: Advanced Construction, Shop Forman.

General Contact Information

Frances Maggio
1415 S. Wabash, Rm 103
Columbia College
Chicago, Illinois 60605

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