Minnesota State University--Mankato

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

Our program focuses on the strengths and the goals of individual students. This allows us to focus on student life-experience and allows students to pursue special interests; We firmly believe in designers being competent technicians and scholars as they learn to become designers. Ours is a three year MFA with a professional internship in addition. All students realize a minimum of five actual productions in either the black box studio theatre or the main stage. Six main stage productions, 5 studio productions, a traveling children's show, and 2 yearly dance concerts give all students ample opportunity and variety. Our productions range from contemporary drama to classical theatre, musicals, children's theatre and modern dance. In addition, 4 summer productions are mounted annually offering summer employment possibilities. All graduate students in design are awarded paid assistantships.

Areas of Focus

  • Design The program can be adjusted to focus on technology.

Degrees Offered

  • BS: Design/Technology
  • BFA: Design/Technology
  • MFA: Costume Design


  • David McCarl: Production Area Head -- Costume Design, History, Technology, Stage Makeup.
  • Scott Anderson: Costume Shop Supervisor.

General Contact Information

David Mc Carl
Department of Theatre and Dance
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

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