Costume Technology, Master | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
36 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our M.F.A. Costume Technology program at  Indiana University Bloomington is a three-year program primarily focused on draping, pattern-making skills, dressmaking and tailoring. The exploration of pattern development technique is at the core.


Our Costume Technology students are treated as equals in design and production meetings and collaborate with their team from concept meetings through to the stage. In the final year, you complete either a research-based or production-based thesis project.Additionally, you will demonstrate a comprehensive portfolio of skills. 

Emphasized skills include: productive methods of research, effective collaborative and communication, a mature professional process, and a rich understanding of the breadth and depth of costume technology, both historical and current.Our Costume Technology students are assigned as cutter/draper on at least four productions during their tenure in the program. Our students also receive production experience by being first hands, stitchers, or crafts people on the departmental productions.

Personalized career advising

Wherever you are on your path to discovering your ideal career, we have the expertise to help.

  • The Career Development Center (CDC) is your go-to resource if you aren’t yet part of a specific Indiana University Bloomington school. Our exploration process provides you with support and guidance each step of the way—from beginning to think about your future to launching your career.
  • If you are in the exploratory stage, we also encourage you to visit career centers for schools in which you have an interest, in addition to the CDC.
  • Once you declare a major, you’ll work with the career center dedicated to your school for advising tailored to your academic discipline.
  • Learn more about our recruiting policies for employers, including our disability disclosure guidance for students.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Special Topics in Costume Technology
  • Design Research and Collaboration
  • Fabric Modification
  • Portfolio Seminar for Costume Technology
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National on rolling


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You are admitted to the program after proving competency as shown by your portfolio, statement of goals, and required onsite interview. The Design and Technology Faculty Committee selects candidates based on judgments of portfolio, writing quality, and professional potential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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


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