San Diego State University

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

In 2003, the departments of film, tv and theater merged to form one integrated School of Theater, Television and Film. Courses offered will address theatrical design, film/tv design, themed entertainment, costume history, digital media, beginning and advanced construction. The department maintains a study collection of historical garments and an on-site Resource Center of books, periodicals and other research tools. All staff and faculy are practicing professionals, with union membership in their area. Department productions designed by students and constructed by professional staff with students learning construction under professional supervision. Some of the places our students have worked during their education include the Old Globe Theater, SeaWorld, the San Diego Opera, and many others.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Costume Crafts

Degrees Offered

  • BA: Design and Technology
  • MFA: Design and Technology


  • Denitsa Bliznakova: Costume Design for Theater, Film, Television; Rendering; Costume History.
  • Teri McConnell Tavares: Costume Technology; Costume Crafts; Fabric Painting & Dyeing.
  • Peter Herman: Wigs and Makeup.

General Contact Information

Denitsa Bliznakova
Head of Design and Technology
School of Theatre, Television, & Film
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7601

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