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Costume Design, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #616 (BCR) , MO,
In the area of costume, UMKC offers a single comprehensive M.F.A. degree in costume design and technology. A faculty of established working professionals offers a conservatory training approach that allows personalized training to meet the individual aspirations of each student.


The candidate choosing the costume design area will be prepared to compete for a position as a professional costume designer, or as an assistant in the upper echelons of this field. The candidate choosing a costume technology area will be prepared to compete for jobs as a costume shop manager, or in one of the many aspects of costume technology as an allied costume artisan. Ideal candidates will be equally confident with their graphic and technological skills.

The faculty will be recruiting at the URTA Audition and Interviews in Chicago.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Costume Design
  • Rendering Techniques for Theatre Designer
  • Tech Studies in Costume & Makeup
  • Pattern Drafting and Cutting
  • Theatre Collaboration
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    • Academic Credentials
    • English Proficiency
    • Personal Statement
    • Passport
    •  Affidavit of Support
    • Supplemental Materials
    • Immigration Documents

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18504 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      17886 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      6928 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Kansas City

    • 980 - 1600 USD/month
      Living Costs

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