BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Catherine Rebecca Cunningham
Professor of Costume,
Head of Costume Shop
(Retired)

 

MFA, Costume Design, Brooklyn College
AAS, Apparel Design, Fashion Institute of Technology
BFA, Advertising Art, Louisiana College

Professor Cunningham, who holds a BFA in advertising art from Louisiana College (1963), an AAS in apparel design, Fashion Institute of Technology (1964), and an MFA from Brooklyn College in costume design (1972), is the author of the widely used costume design textbook, The Magic Garment. Her published articles include "Achieving the 20's Silhouette" in The Cutter's Research Journal, and "Russian Women Artists/Designers of the Avant-Garde" an award-winning article in TD&T Journal. Professor Cunningham's special interest in researching the area of East European women theatrical artist/designers has culminated in slide lectures at the annual conference of USITT in Pittsburgh and at the Shep Symposium hosted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Professor Cunningham has designed Off-Off Broadway, regional, and educational theater productions and is involved with the USITT Costume Commission. Her costume designs and watercolor paintings have been exhibited in New York and Louisiana.