Description provided by the program

The program offered by Drake is well balanced between course work and realized productions. We are exclusively an undergraduate program. Course work in the Costume Emphasis track would include: Introduction to Design, Costuming, Costuming Lab, Costume Design, Advanced Costume Technology, Stage Makeup, Seminar in Costume Design, as well as additional theatre and Drake Curriculum courses. Our students often graduate with a solid portfolio/resume of work produced at Drake as well as from the Des Moines metro area.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Pattern Making
  • Makeup
  • Costume Crafts

Degrees Offered

  • BFA: Design/Technology with an emphasis in Costumes


  • Josie Poppen: Computer Assisted Rendering, Design, Construction, History, Makeup.


  • Also: 5 Student Technical/Teaching Assistants

General Contact Information

Josie Poppen
25th & Carpenter
Drake University
Des Moines, IA 50311

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