Description provided by the program

Cornell College offers students the unique opportunity to study one course at a time (Eight month-long courses each year) within a liberal arts environment. The Department of Theatre is vibrant and progressive and is the fastest-growing department on campus. Courses in Costume Construction, Costume Design, and Stage Make-up are offered regularly, with additional opportunities for independent study. Advanced students work as assistant costume designers and occasionally as costume designers for main-stage productions.

Areas of Focus

  • Design/Tech

Degrees Offered

  • BA: in Theatre or Bachelor of Specialized Studies


  • Jenny Nutting Kelchen: Resident Costume Designer, Costume Shop Supervisor.

General Contact Information

Jenny Nutting Kelchen
Cornell College Costume Studio
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
FAX: 319-895-5926

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