Costume Design Program

Do you find yourself imagining different worlds and what the people in them might look like? Have you ever   been inspired by clothes and fashion? Have you ever seen an old item of clothing and thought, “I could do something with that!”  Let your imagination run wild! Our Costume Design Program is home to a diverse group of creative students who specialize in bringing their artistic visions to life. Working with the area’s most talented faculty and guest artists, costume majors are trusted with the design, implementation, and construction of costumes, hair, and theatrical makeup for our entire season.

At the end of the year, it’s time for our costumers to take the spotlight in our annual Fashion Show. Based on a thematic challenge, our designers plan, design, and construct two different looks for the runway – culminating in a fully produced fashion showcase of their talents.


Applicants for the Costume Design program should prepare a cover letter stating why you would be an asset to the Costume Design program at Blake AND at least one of the following:

  • a portfolio with pictures of various stages of your process building a costume/garment OR
  • 3-5 recent renderings (finished costume design sketches that are colored and include swatches of fabric samples).

Applicants should be prepared for a question and answer session that will focus on their interest in becoming a part of the Blake Theater company.

Required Track For Costume Design Majors


Costume Design 1 and Technical Theater 1


Costume Design 2 and Theater History and Literature


A Double Block of Costume Design 3


Double Block of Costume Design 4


Directing 1

Directing 2 (with approval and scheduled the same time as Acting 2)

Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production

Producing – The Business of Theatre: Management and Promotion (with approval)

Broadway Dance

Vocal Tech

Piano for non majors

Music Theory

Art for non majors

Film & Television for non majors


Students may take additional courses not listed above if there is room in their schedule. Instructor / administrative approval may be required for classes outside of your major.