Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costuming for Film and Theatre

Rebecca Kendrick works on sewing a costume for a production of

Bring your costuming talents to greater heights by earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costuming for Film and Theatre degree at Brenau. This program offers opportunities to fully immerse you in the world of costuming for stage and screen. You’ll learn how to construct costumes using a variety of industry-grade equipment and techniques; collaborate with faculty members and other students to design and create costumes for sold out theatrical productions; and meet the strict deadlines of a professional-level costumer. These experiences, and Brenau’s rigorous academic programming all prepare you to start your career and succeed in costuming.  

Duration: 8 semesters
Start term: Fall and spring
Class type: On-ground
Location: Gainesville

Student opportunities

  • Utilize professional-grade equipment and materials needed to enhance your skills
  • Connect with industry professionals for career opportunities such as summer stock or Atlanta’s film and TV industry
  • Develop the skills to make costumes for film, theatre and cosplay
  • Build a foundation of technique through rigorous construction, fashion, media art, makeup classes and electives
  • Tap into our network of alumni working throughout the U.S.
  • Gain skills in speciality areas such as dye, thermoplastics, wigs and more
  • Manage complex projects and develop the organizational skills you’ll need in your career
  • Work on as many as six productions per year with varying styles and costuming needs

Potential careers

  • Costume designer for film or theatre
  • Costume shop manager
  • Costume technician
  • Production assistant for film
  • Professional shopper for film
  • Freelance artist

All potential Costuming for Film and Theatre majors must present a portfolio to faculty and be accepted for admission by a reviewer before enrolling or to be considered for a theatre scholarship.

Have questions?

Contact us today.

Pamela Workman
Chair of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Theatre Design & Technology, & Resident Costume Designer


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