Costume Design

Linda Pisano, professor and head of Costume Design

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 onsite interview. The Design and Technology Faculty Committee selects candidates based on judgments of portfolio, writing quality, and professional potential.

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