James Glavan

James Glavan heads the costume technology program. His national theatre credits include the Santa Fe Opera, Boston Opera, Minnesota Opera, Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Hartford Stage Co., Hartford Ballet, Huntington Theatre Co., the Guthrie Theatre, The Utah Shakespeare Festival and Ringling Brothers Circus.

Glavan spent six months in-residence as the principle draper/tailor with the Seattle Opera Company working on their production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, designed by Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz. He also spent many years creating characters for Jim Henson Productions in New York City where his work was seen on Sesame Street, the TV sitcom Dinosaurs and in the film The Muppets' Christmas Carol. Glavan has worked internationally at the Bolshoi Theatre in Mscow,The People's Art Theatre in Shanghai, the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and most recently at the Taipei National University of the Arts. In Costa Rica he developed a collaborative multi-media project in environmental "edu-tainment" at the University of Costa Rica. In 2011, Glavan presented a workshop in animatronics for the School of Engineering at La Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia.

His first book, a major revision of Richard Corson's, Stage Makeup, was published in 2001. Glavan has been honored with the Gina and Walter Ducloux Fellowship and the grace Hill Milam Centennial Fellowship in Fine Arts. In 2000 he was the recipient of hte College of Fine Arts' Teaching Excellence Award. He presently holds the David Bruton, Jr. Regents Professorship in Fine Arts.


Tailoring, Draping, Costume Construction, Mask Making, Millinery, Fabric Dyeing, Painting and Stage Makeup