Humboldt State University

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at HSU provides a quality educational experience that is energized by inquiry, discovery, collaboration, and application. Through unique curriculum and production, our program integrates the three disciplines of theatre, film and dance. You can build your area of emphasis from dozens of courses--costume area specific courses such as Costume Design (for stage and film), Pattern Drafting, Puppetry, Mask Making and 3-Dimensional Makeup, History of Costumes, Digital Portfolios, Rendering Techniques, Architectural History and Period Style, Dye Techniques, Makeup and others regularly offered.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Classes in all areas of costume production

Degrees Offered

  • BA: General; Design; Technology; Design and Technology; Wigs and Makeup


  • Rae Robison: MFA in Costume Design from University of California, Irvine, Head of Design.
  • Catherine Brown: MFA in Costume Design from Humboldt State University, Costume Shop Manager.
  • Mimi Mace: Professor Emeritus, Costume Design.
  • Janet Warren: Professor Emeritus, Wigs and Makeup Design.

General Contact Information

Rae Robison
Humboldt State University
Department of Theatre, Film and Dance
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
FAX: 707-826-5494

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