Kent State School of Theatre and Dance

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

One on one mentoring; collaborative classes with their peers and directors; students design and have practical assignments of import immediately; classes in areas like mask making, puppets and mascots; individualized classwork dependent upon the needs of the student; opportunities to work in local professional regional theatres as designers, craftsartisans or on internships; professional equity summer theatre for first time employment at the professional level; supportive staff and an atmosphere condusive to development of the students talents and ultimate success. BFA students graduate with a portfolio of at least 4 realized designs. Kent State recruits for the MFA every three years; so our next recruitment cycle begins in fall of 2011 for admittance in the fall of 2012.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Pattern making
  • Management
  • Costume Crafts
  • Wigs & Makeup

Degrees Offered

  • BA: General
  • BFA: Costume Design and Costume Technology
  • MFA: General


  • Suzy Q Campbell: Costume Design and Technology, Wig dressing, Wig Making and Ventilating, Props and Crafts, Fabric Modification, Mascot and 3-D Character/Puppetry, Millinery, Scenic Design.
  • Janice Lessman Moss: Weaving, Textile Design, Felting, Fabric Modification.
  • Jean Dreusedow: Curator, Costume History, Textile History and Display Design.


  • Robin Ruth: Costume Shop Supervisor, BFA in Theatre, member of the dressers union in New York City
  • Marti Cole: Assistant Shop Supervisor, BA in Theatre
  • : Guest Artist: Cutter Draper/Fabricator
  • Also: 6-8 stitchers that are on student payroll

General Contact Information

Suzy Campbell, Assoc. Prof.
School of Theatre and Dance
Kent State University
Music and Speech Building
Kent, Ohio 44242
FAX: 330-672-2889

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