University of North Carolina School of the Arts

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

UNCSA offers a unique and comprehensive conservatory-style training program that emphasizes hands-on experience in theatre, opera, dance and film. MFA and BFA students fill all positions to design and execute costumes for 10-15 theatrical productions and 8-10 films a year. Nine resident faculty members, all working professionals, teach a demanding curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in the entertainment industry. Studio and lab classes taught include 6 levels (3 BFA, 3 MFA) of yearlong courses in both costume design and costume technology. Production hours are spent working in a 9000 square foot Costume/Wig/Makeup Studio completed in 2005 and five different state-of-the-art theatrical spaces. The program enables the student to graduate with a impressive portfolio of rendering as well as photography of realized designs and garments. The Wigs and Makeup program offers comparable experience.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Patternmaking
  • Management
  • Costume Crafts
  • Wigs and Makeup

Degrees Offered

  • BFA: Design, Technology, Design and Technology, Wigs and Makeup
  • MFA: Design, Technology,Design and Technology, Wigs and Makeup


  • Bill Brewer: Director of Costume Programs, Costume Design,Costume Rendering, Costume Crafts.
  • Pam Knourek: Costume Technology, Costume Management.
  • Kjersten Lester-Moratzka: Costume Technology, Tailoring, Draping.
  • Eduardo Sicangco: Costume Design.
  • Dina Perez: Costume Design, Costume Crafts.
  • Kyle Webster: Life Drawing, Wet Media, Portraiture, Digital Rendering.
  • Michael Meyer: Director of Wig and Makeup Program, Prosthetics, Animatronics, Puppetry.
  • Christal Schanes: Wigs and Makeup.
  • Holland Berson: Wigs and Makeup.
  • Kyle Webster: Life Drawing, Portraiture, Wet Media, Digital Rendering.

General Contact Information

Bill Brewer, Director of Costume Programs
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Design & Production
1533 S. Main Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127

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