A lot of costumers that I have worked with have gone to Dalhousie for their costume program. Dalhousie’s costume program is the most well known and provides an excellent basic knowledge of cutting and construction for its grads. I understand that Patrick Clark is teaching there now and he is a very fine designer as well as a great expert on the history of costume. He is also personable and a good teacher which is an invaluable trait that some professors lack.
The school is in Nova Scotia so I did not even hear of it until I was a wardrobe intern at the Banff Festival for the Arts. I might have gone had I known about it sooner. I am glad that I went to fashion school though as opposed to costume studies because I have a more diverse education. It did mean that . . . → Read More: Theatre Costume Schools in Canada