36 months
23899 USD/year
23899 USD/year
9196 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Costume Design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts trains the designer in the collaborative art of theatrical storytelling with a comprehensive curriculum of the intellectual and actual aspects of costume design. 


Throughout Costume Design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will learn to tell stories through drama, comedy, opera, musicals, films, dance, circus and a variety of entertainment models. 

The Costume Design graduate program is structured so that each semester, the theoretical work in the classroom focuses on different genres of theater and entertainment.


Alumni of our Costume Design program have all had great success building careers in professional costume design. Some even have Tony nominations as proof. You can see our graduates’ creativity shine in various Broadway and off-Broadway productions, on dance stages and in numerous regional theaters across the country. Many work in film and television and in a wide variety of other entertainment forms. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Drawing
  • Costume Rendering
  • Graduate Menswear
  • Wet Media
  • Costume Design
  • Digital Rendering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


68 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application signed by the applicant, along with the nonrefundable application fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from an arts instructor and one from an academic instructor.
  • Official transcript(s) or previous college work. The documents must bear the school seal or signature of a school
  • official.
  • A resume
  • Artistic statement
  • Required application documents, as needed by conservatory 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23899 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    23899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23899 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9196 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Winston-Salem

864 - 1409 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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