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Student Experience

MA in Costume Studies

Internships and Research


Master’s students in Costume Studies complete an internship as part of their program. The internship component of the program enables students to gain firsthand work experience and make valuable professional contacts in such cultural institutions as the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Museum of the City of New York, and the New-York Historical Society as well as fashion design and publishing houses.

Learn more about internships.


Every year students present an exhibition at 80WSE Gallery and a symposium to highlight a co-curated project and areas of specific research. Past topics of research includes,The Tuxedo Redefined: Formality, Fluidity, and Femininity (2020) and Gray Area: Authenticity, Value, and Subversion in Fashion (2019)

Presentation of Costume Studies

Guest Lecturers

Each semester there are guest lectures that come and speak to students about their research and work. They are master classes in the diverse fields of Costume Studies and feature speakers such as museum curators, collection managers, auction specialists, archivists, journalists and more. 

Events and Information Sessions


There are events throughout the year that present the work of current students and alumni through exhibitions and symposia. In addition, there are public events that highlight the faculty and other leading figures in the field of Costume Studies. 

Information Sessions

Every year there are a number of Information Sessions on site and online for prospective students. These sessions will give insights into its requirements and what to expect from the program.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning about upcoming dates.