Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type

Open Access Thesis


Theatre and Dance

First Advisor

Kristin Leigh Hall


In the best of circumstances, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design and Technology requires dedication and persistence. However, another layer of complication is added when the world shuts down due to a global pandemic. This thesis provides a look at three realized designs and delves into the way in which the pandemic affected my process for each of the designs. I also discuss my growth technologically as a costumer as I examine the class projects and shop work completed. Additionally, I review my growth artistically, and my professional experiences. My thesis provides a look at each facet of my experience of obtaining my MFA of Costume Design and Technology at the University of South Carolina.


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