Degree Level:
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Numerous production opportunities challenge and inspire while helping students build a strong design portfolio and prepare for industry success.

A BFA in Theatrical Costume Design prepares graduates to go directly into the industry or to a competitive MFA program.


Application and Portfolio Submission

A portfolio submission is required for the BFA in Theatrical Costume Design program. Applications received without an accompanying portfolio will automatically be considered for the Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies BFA.  

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Program Features

  • Accelerated BFA program — 3 years/2 summers (8-semester program).
  • Technical Theatre and Stage Management focus on collaboration for a comprehensive learning experience.
  • Varied production schedule across a wide range of styles and genres.
  • Significant opportunities to work with guest actors, directors and designers.


Career Preparation

  • Emphasis is placed on career preparation and personalized feedback from mentors and advisers beginning in the first semester.
  • Two intensive summers are spent at The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST), which Stephens has owned and operated since 1958. 


Faculty + Staff

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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

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