Webster University's Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts is a leader in innovative solutions to technical problems, utilizing highly skilled professionals and up-to-date equipment. The costume construction emphasis supplies students with the necessary skills in a classroom setting, and then allows them to execute those skills in a production setting. It is within these duel environments that students learn their craft.
What to Expect
The first year of the program parallels that of Costume Design. First-year classes include Introduction to Drawing, 2D Design, 3D design, Figure Drawing, Visual History, Scenography, Drafting, Technical Production I and Introduction to Pattern Drafting. These classes insure all design/tech students finish the first year with the same professional vocabulary and expectations. The first-year production experiences include work as a crew member, design assistant and wardrobe manager.
The second year includes literature, design and skill-driven classes, including Theatre History, Major Dramatists, Fundamentals of Design, Rendering, Crew Management, Costume Construction, Draping and Pattern Drafting. The second-year production experiences include work as a draper, design assistant and crafts head.
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At Webster's Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts, we'll help you achieve academic excellence preparing you for future career successes. The first step is to fill out our application.
Contact: John Wylie, Head of Design/Tech
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BFA in Costume Construction, ‘22
BFA in Costume Construction
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