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
- 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