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October 2004
News & Notices
News From:
Conference & Stage Expo
For the Record
Time to Update
Costume Program Info

Judy Adamson
Costume Design & Technology Commission

It's easier to find the Survey of Costume Programs on the newly designed USITT web site. Now, instead of clicking through Commissions, you can access the survey through the Online Resource heading on the home page.

The Costume Commission will seek new and up-dated information beginning in mid-September and continuing through mid-October. Schools already represented in the survey will receive a reminder that it is time to update information. Please respond in a timely manner.

It is important to reply even if all the information is correct. The date of the last revision will be reflected in the entry.

To make corrections, choose the following option that works best:

  • E-mail your verifications or corrections to Judy Adamson:
  • Print your page, make corrections, and send it via mail to: Judy Adamson, CB# 3230, Center for Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3230.
  • Fill out and submit the blank questionnaire within the survey. "How to add your school to the survey." You will receive verification that your information has been received.

Last year, 100 percent of the information in the survey was accurate within two years. It is imperative that the survey be current when published on the Internet. Schools with outdated information that do not update their information will be removed from the listings.

The Survey Index is organized alphabetically and by regions of the country. Within each region the schools are listed by state. Each school has provided information including: degrees offered; faculty and staff in the costume design and technology area; the strengths and areas of concentration, for example, pattern-making, design, wigs and hair, or construction; and contact information with address and phone. If e-mail information is given, the dialog box allows you to send a message within the survey. If schools have provided web sites, these are also linked from the survey.

Because the survey impartially reports the information given in the questionnaire, it is an excellent resource for high school students looking for an undergraduate program, for the undergraduate looking for a graduate program, and for the faculty advisor. The information provided is enough to let students narrow their searches. The burden is on the student to filter and access the information.

The biggest change in the survey since its conception is the increase of e-mail addresses and number of web sites. It is very user friendly for the student looking for information. Last year only 17 schools out of 155 needed to be contacted through regular mail.

If your program is not represented by the survey, you are urged to send your information. Look for "How to Add" on the survey title page.

There is no need to wait for a reminder! Check the information and submit revisions now.

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Colleges and universities are being asked to help ensure that USITT's Survey of Costume Programs is accurate and up-to-date.