Costume Technology M.F.A.

Heather Milam, assistant professor and head of Costume Technology

Heather Milam has been at IU since 2013. She also serves as the department’s Director of Undergraduate studies, the Professor of practice representative on the Bloomington Faculty Council, on the College Policy Committee, on the BFC Faculty affairs committee and BFC Budgetary Affairs Committee. Ms. Milam serves the national organization of USITT as a vice commissioner of history and Heritage for the costume commission, as a jurors and editor for the Costume Commission Poster Session and as also a juror for the Prague Quadrennial through this organization.

A native New Yorker, Heather obtained her Bachelor’s degree in theatre from Ithaca College and her M.F.A. from University of Idaho. After undergrad, she worked in NYC where she made Broadway costumes at Barbara Matera Ltd. working on such shows as Mama Mia, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, many ballets, several operas, the finale costume for Cher’s 2003 Farewell Tour, and more. Heather has also worked with many theatre companies around the country, some of which are Utah Shakespeare Festival, National Dance Institute, Playmakers Repertory Theatre, and Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre Company.


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