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Costume Design & Technology

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What is Costume Design & Technology?

Costume Design and Technology is a concentration within our Design, Technology, and Management major. You’ll explore design as well as costume construction, costume crafts, and historical costumes. Providing theoretical, artistic, and practical training in design for theatre, opera, and entertainment, this concentration’s goal is to educate and train young designers to become leading artists of the 21st century who are collaborative, creative, open-minded, and critical. You can apply directly into this concentration, though you must submit a portfolio before being accepted.

Career Options

  • Costume design
  • Costume management
  • Costume technology

Post-Graduation Success1

76% employed or continuing education

73% employed after graduation

3% attending graduate school

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: Groupon, Infinity Arts Academy, Pride Films & Plays

Sample grad school destinations: National Louis University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1160 - 1330 SAT Score

3.00 - 3.60 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,616

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,210
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,526

International

  • Tuition: $31,084
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,400
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