University of South Carolina

The Costume Survey

Description provided by the program

The MFA in Costume Design offers students opportunities in Costume Design, Technology and Hair and Makeup. Students design costumes for three Mainstage Productions and have hands-on experience in pattern-making, draping, crafts, and hair and make-up. Students receive a tuition stipend and assistantship for all three years. In the third year students take a 1-semester paid internship at a regional theatre or film production of their choice.

Areas of Focus

  • Design
  • Patternmaking
  • Costume Crafts
  • Wigs and Makeup

Degrees Offered

  • BA: General Theatre
  • MFA: Design and Technology


  • Lisa Martin-Stuart: Head of Costume Design.
  • Valerie Pruett: Hair/Wig and Makeup Design.
  • Spencer Henderson: Costume Shop Manager, Costume Technology.

General Contact Information

Lisa Martin-Stuart
Department of Theatre and Dance
University of South Carolina
402 Longstreet Theatre
Columbia, SC 29208

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