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Applying to the BFA Costume Technology program involves submitting all required application materials and completing an interview. All of your application materials must be received no later than February 1 or two weeks prior to your interview date, whichever date is earlier.
Before you can register for your Costume Technology interview, you will need to pay the interview fee and upload the following major-specific materials to your Blue Demon Domain:
Your resume can include both theatre experience and non-theatre experience (extracurricular activities, employment, etc.)
Your portfolio will steer the interview conversation and should demonstrate your talent and potential as a student in the BFA Costume Technology program. Our costume technology students come from a variety of backgrounds (including theatrical costuming, cosplaying, crafting, etc.) – so your portfolio might look very different than another student’s portfolio and that's okay! The best way to put together your portfolio is to select 10-20 images of your work which demonstrate the strength, depth, and range of your artistic abilities and exposure. The images and pieces you select tell us a great deal about you, so thoughtfully choose what you think best show your talent, interests, and potential for further development. Please label everything clearly so that it is easy to understand and see what you did, as well as understand the materials you worked with. Include show and/or character information, if applicable.
Garments from personal projects, theatrical productions, cosplaying, etc. are all welcome. If possible, it’s better to see garments or garment pieces on someone (even if it’s not the person it was designed for) rather than on a hangers or dress forms. Front and back views are great to see – as well as photos that give a close look at construction technique such as inside seams and hems, zippers, closures, added details/embellishments, and hand sewing details. Pictures of any craft and accessory pieces are also welcome; we’d love to see pictures of the entire piece as well as some close-up detail shots and descriptions of application/materials used.
An interview is required of all applicants to the BFA Costume Technology program. You will interview one-on-one with a faculty member. We believe that during the interview, the questions you have for us are as important as the questions we have for you. There is no fixed format or schedule of questions for the interview, so you will be evaluated as an individual by an individual. The faculty member who conducts the interview will be interested in your theatre experiences, academic record, personal achievements, extracurricular activities and plans for your artistic future. The best preparation for the interview is to be curious; come with plenty of questions about courses, instructors, student life and anything else you would like to discuss.