New York University, Department of Design For Stage and Film

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

If you are planning a career as a designer for theatre or film, the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts offers you the opportunity to study and live in the world's capital of the performing and visual arts, New York City. Through a series of carefully orchestrated studio courses, each student is allowed to develop individually as a designer over the course of the three-year program. The faculty of working designers guide students with knowledge gained from firsthand experience. Tisch design students are creative and intellectually curious; they have the skills to communicate both visually and verbally; they possess a passion for the performing and media arts; and they have a deep commitment to becoming professional designers.

Areas of Focus

  • Costume Design

Degrees Offered

  • MFA: Design


  • Constance Hoffman: Associate Arts Professor and Head of Costume Design, Costume Design II.
  • Susan Hilferty: Chair and Arts Professor, Costume Design I and III.
  • Paul Steinberg: Arts Professor.
  • Christopher Young: Adjunct Teacher of Drawing Year 1.
  • Maggie Raywood: Associate Arts Professor and Costume Director.
  • John Conklin: Adjunct Teacher, Explore, Opera: Contexts and Cultures.
  • Campbell Baird: Transitioning into the Profession, Choreographers, Composers and Designers, Production Advisor.
  • Sam Helfrich: Explore, Playreading.


  • Barbara Cokorinos: Administrative Director
  • Daun Fallon: Costume Shop Manager
  • Megan Dawson: First Hand/stitcher
  • Lauen Gouse Stevens: Wardrobe assistant, stitcher
  • Also: 5 Production Assistants and work study students

General Contact Information

Barbara Cokorinos, Administrative Director
Department of Design for Stage and Film
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, Room 331
New York, NY 10003
or Graduate Admissions Office
Tisch School of the Arts
726 Broadway, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003

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