Degree Level:
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Significant production opportunities challenge and inspire while helping students build a body of work and prepare for career success.

A BFA in Costume Design prepares graduates for their next role with a major national or regional theater company, fashion design firm, a competitive apprenticeship or fellowship, or prestigious MFA program.


Application and Portfolio Submission

A portfolio submission is required for the BFA in Costume Design program.

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Program Features

  • Accelerated BFA program — 3 years/2 summers (8-semester program).
  • Collaborations with students in Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Fashion Design and Digital Filmmaking programs — for comprehensive learning experience.
  • Varied production schedule across a wide range of styles and genres.
  • Significant schedule of nationally and regionally recognized guest actors, directors and designers.


Career Preparation

  • The program emphasizes career preparation; students receive personalized feedback from mentors and advisers starting their first semester.
  • The program features two summer intensives at Stephens’ Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST), a professional summer stock theatre company. OST offers an extensive production schedule.


Faculty + Staff

Meet the Conservatory Faculty + Staff >

Stephens College allowed me to focus on what I knew I wanted. They gave me the training that has helped me through my entire career. The faculty and staff have always been a source of knowledge and inspiration for me that I will never stop being grateful for.”

Cami Hubert ’12

Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Mike Warner,
Administrative Assistant

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