Cole McCarty


Professor of Practice in Costume Design


Cole McCarty earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in costume design at the University of Evansville and his master’s degree in fine arts in costume design from the Yale School of Drama. As a professional costume designer, associate, and assistant designer, he has worked with some of the top directors, actors, and designers in the professional world, both nationally and internationally.

McCarty’s professional design work has been featured both regionally and in New York. He serves as the resident costume designer for the Brooklyn-based theater and media company, Fake Friends, having designed all their workshop and productions including Doll’s House, Part 3 and the Pulitzer Prize nominated Circle Jerk. His film work has also been seen at various festivals at home and abroad including the Sundance Film Festival, New Director/New Works, the Switzerland International Film Festival and the Amsterdam International Film Festival.

In addition to joining the Meadows School of the Arts, McCarty is also an adjunct faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where he teaches “History of Fashion from the Ancients to the 19th Century and 20th Century Fashion.”

At Meadows, he teaches first-year and advanced courses in Costume Design, History of Costume, Text Analysis for Designers and Textiles.

Cole McCarty