Costume Design

Costume design is the investing of clothing and the overall appearance of a character or performer. Costume may refer to the style of dress particular to a nation, a class, or a period. In many cases, it may contribute to the fullness of the artistic, visual world which is unique to a particular theatrical or cinematic production. The most basic designs are produced to denote status, provide protection or modesty, or provide visual interest to a character. Costumes may be for a theater, cinema, or musical performance but may not be limited to such. Costume design should not be confused with costume coordination which merely involves altering existing clothing, although both create stage clothes.

Four types of costumes are used in theatrical design: historical, fantastical, dance, and modern.

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Matching Costume Design Colleges

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Four or more years; Private for profit; $31,141 average out-state tuition; $31,141 average in-state tuition

California Institute of the Arts

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,830 average out-state tuition; $46,830 average in-state tuition

Vincennes University

Four or more years; Public; $13,100 average out-state tuition; $5,270 average in-state tuition

Stephens College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,144 average out-state tuition; $30,144 average in-state tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,732 average out-state tuition; $52,732 average in-state tuition

Webster University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,900 average out-state tuition; $26,900 average in-state tuition

Bennington College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,240 average out-state tuition; $51,240 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Costume Design Majors

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Willamette University Theatre Scholarship

Willamette University

Up to $12,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Willamette University Theatre Scholarship

Willamette University

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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Art Scholarship - University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

$5,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

Art Scholarship - University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

award

$5,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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Theatre Scholarship - Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

$5,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

Theatre Scholarship - Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College

award

$5,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Up to $6,000 November 04, 2022 See Details
 

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

award

Up to $6,000

deadline

November 04, 2022
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"You Can’t Label People, But You Can Label Products" Scholarship

Sttark

$4,000 November 30, 2022 See Details
 

"You Can’t Label People, But You Can Label Products" Scholarship

Sttark

award

$4,000

deadline

November 30, 2022
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CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Achievement Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Achievement Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$4,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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Willamette University Art Scholarship

Willamette University

Up to $4,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Willamette University Art Scholarship

Willamette University

award

Up to $4,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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UNCF Target Advancing Design Diversity Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

Up to $3,000 October 12, 2022 See Details
 

UNCF Target Advancing Design Diversity Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

October 12, 2022
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CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Gold Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$3,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

CU Boulder Arts & Humanities Gold Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$3,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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Stantec Equity and Diversity Scholarship for STEAM

Stantec US

Up to $10,000 October 14, 2022 See Details
 

Stantec Equity and Diversity Scholarship for STEAM

Stantec US

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

October 14, 2022
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