Our program is a hands-on environment where students learn consideration of all elements involved in designing costumes for an entire production.

  • The program covers basic techniques of costuming, sewing, dyeing, and distressing fabrics to included pattern drafting and construction techniques for period costume.
  • A survey of historical costume and accessories by periods from ancient Egypt to the present day.costume layout
  • Costume accessory construction using traditional materials and thermoplastics.
  • Instruction on the contrast of general clothing with stage costume.
  • Costume design students work along side the resident costume designer as assistants in preparation for designing student directed and independent productions before advancing to main stage designs.

For further information contact:
Kristina S. Hanssen
Phone: 936-294-4033
Fax: 936-294-3898

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Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
Box 2297, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2297
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