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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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Faculty

Nancy Deihl

Department Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor

nbd2012@nyu.edu

Rachel Lifter

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director

rachel.lifter@nyu.edu

Upcoming Events

Black Designers in American Fashion, Book Launch

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Black Designers in American Fashion - a new anthology edited by Elizabeth Way

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Information Sessions

Costume Studies Online Information Session + Alumni Panel

Come learn about our master's programs and speak with some of our alumni! Oct 21, 5-7pm EST.

Costume Studies Online Information Session

Come learn about our master's programs! Nov 9, 9-10am EST.

Costume Studies Online Information Session + Internship Panel

Come learn about our master's programs, focusing on the internship experience! Dec 2, 5-7pm EST.