Costume Design M.F.A.

Design credits for Indiana University: Little Women, Three Sisters, Persuasion, M. Butterfly, The Matchmaker, Much Ado about Nothing, Intimate Apparel, Richard III, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, and How I Learned to Drive

Other design credits: The Big Bang, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street remounted with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, A Comedy of Tenors, It Shoulda Been You, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2016, The Fantasticks, My Fair Lady (Actors Theatre of Indiana) and Bridge & Tunnel (IRT).

Linda Pisano, professor and chair of IU Theatre & Dance

Linda Pisano is an award-winning costume designer who heads the Costume M.F.A. Program and directs our department’s study abroad program in London. A member of the United Scenic Artists Local 829, Linda’s work has covered a broad range of theatre, dance, musical theatre, ballet and opera throughout the United States. Her work has been featured in the Quadrennial World Design Expo in Prague and the World Stage Design exhibition.

Several of Pisano’s ballet designs continue to tour through Canada, England and the U.S. She serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, regularly presents and publishes, and holds membership in USITT, ATINER, The Costume Society of America, and the Costume Society of Great Britain.


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

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