Hyun Sook Kim

Costume Design


Hyun Sook Kim





Location: CPAC 241
Phone: (657) 278 - 2967
Email: hyunskim@fullerton.edu

Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office  (657-278 -3628) for current office hours


Courses (2018 FALL)

THTR 285, Makeup
THTR 377, Costume Design
Mentoring Design & Production


Associate Professor Hyun Sook Kim holds MFA terminal degree in Costume Design from U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA at U of Illinois at Chicago, and BA from Korea University in Seoul. As a longtime college educator, Kim has taught Ball State U, Korea National U of Arts, Chung-Ang U, among others. She is internationally recognized costume designer who holds rich professional experience in NYC, London, Toronto, LA, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing and Seoul. Many of her designs have been seen in prestigious international and national theatres. Particularly, the design for the mega-scale musical, The Last Empress (Empress Myeongseong), has been presented at the NY Lincoln Center, at the LA Kodak Theatre and Schubert Theatre, and at the Toronto Hummingbird Center, as well as in London’s West End. In 2018, the musical celebrates its 23nd year’s anniversary of long-run success. Across the nation, Kim has designed for the New York LORT Capital Repertory Theatre, The Human Race Theatre, the AEA company Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in NYC, SF Shakespeare Festival, etc. Her designs have received many laudatory reviews including from The New York Times and presented in the international exhibits such as PQ (Prague Quadrennial), WSD (World Stage Design), International Costume Association Exhibition, and others. Kim’s works have been recently selected in the CAATA Confest 2018, in the National USITT Design Expo 2018, and for the USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 international exhibit. In Fall 2018, Kim has been awarded 2018 Faculty Recognition for Scholarly and Creative Activity at CSUF.

As an art educator, Kim is always excited to see her students growing to think out-of-box and reaching out of their scope. Her ultimate goal is to dedicate to training of young theatre designers to make them become soulful professionals, who can eventually contribute to the contemporary theatre with new creative ideas.

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