Description provided by the program

The theatre design and technology program at Niagara University leads to a BFA degree by providing the students with studio/classroom and hands-on training under the guidance of working professionals. In addition, there are practicum experiences every semester where theory is put into practice by working on eight NU Theatre productions a year in a fully equipped costume shop on campus.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Pattern Making
  • Costume Crafts
  • Wigs and Makeup

Degrees Offered

  • BFA: Theatre with emphasis in Design/Technology, Performance and General


  • Maureen T. Stevens: Costume Design, Makeup, Fabric painting & dyeing, crafts.
  • Marilyn S. Deighton: Costume Construction, Pattern drafting, Draping, Men's tailoring.
  • Jack Wrobel: Technical Director.


  • Robin Martinez: Costume shop floor supervisor

General Contact Information

Marilyn S. Deighton
Niagara University
P. O. Box 1913
Niagara University, NY 14109

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