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Costume Studies

The field of Costume Studies is one of the most exciting areas of current visual arts research. Since 1979, the MA program in Costume Studies has focused on the history of dress and textiles in its broadest aesthetic and cultural context. It was the first curriculum in the United States to educate specialists in this field.

Master of Arts
Costume Studies

Get a comprehensive education focused on the history of costume and textiles in its broadest aesthetic and cultural context.

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Master of Arts / Master of Science
Costume Studies / Library and Information Science
Dual Degree

NYU Steinhardt's Costume Studies program, in partnership with Long Island University’s (LIU) Palmer School of Library and Information Science, offers this dual degree.

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Information Sessions

Costume Studies Online Information Session | Evening Session

Please join us for a virtual information session about NYU Steinhardt's MA Costume Studies program!

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Nancy Deihl

Department Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor

Rachel Lifter

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director