University of Missouri--Kansas City

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

UMKC is a Professional Training Program which offers a single combined MFA in Costume Design and Technology. Exceptional students have the opportunity to work with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and three other professional theatres in Kansas City as part of their curriculum. Since our degree includes both design and technology, there is an emphasis on figure drawing and rendering for portfolio preparation as well as historic and innovative costume construction techniques.

Areas of Focus

  • Costume Design
  • Costume Technology and Crafts
  • We Are The Art School of the Theatre Training Programs
  • Building Nationally Competitive Portfolios

Degrees Offered

  • MFA: Design and Technology


  • Lindsay W. Davis: Costume Design and Technology.
  • Sarah M. Oliver: Costume Technology.


  • Margret Fenske: UMKC Costume Shop Manager
  • Gayla Voss: Kansas City Repertory Theatre Costume Shop Manager
  • Michele Richmond: Head Cutter & Draper
  • Kathleen Bradford: Kansas City Repertory Theatre Cutter and Draper

General Contact Information

Cynthia Stofiel, Academic Advisor
Department of Theatre
University of Missouri
4949 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
FAX 816-235-6562

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