36 months
1110 USD/credit 33300 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 33300 USD/year
479 USD/credit 14370 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design program at Florida State University provides students with training in the art and practice of costume design. 


The Costume Design program at Florida State University is designed to give students the skills they need to continue their growth as costume designers in the American theatre.

Learning outcomes

Students graduate with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of costume design for the stage. Design work in opera, dance, and film is also explored. Costume technology is stressed as well, including skills in millinery, fabric modification, costume crafts, and patterning.

Each MFA Costume Design student will design at least three productions while at FSU. A portfolio of executed designs is required for graduation. In addition to applying to the program, students must also apply to Florida State University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Costume Design
  • Dance Costume Design and Film and TV Costume Design
  • Costume Technology Classes
  • Textiles – fibers and fabric identification and knowledge of weaves
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Auditionees will submit a recorded video for general audition.  The video submission is due August 28.  Late submissions will not be accepted. 


90 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Admission Requirements for MFA Programs

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from an accredited college or university. (Students who do not hold a Theatre degree must show evidence of substantial course work and/or experience in theatre to indicate probability of achieving success in advanced theatre studies)
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) during the last two years of study for a bachelor’s degree or of 3.0 on a masters degree from an accredited university; OR an acceptable score on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination taken within the last 5 years
  • Specific approval of the faculty and program director within the School of Theatre

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    14370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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