Hyun Sook Kim
Location: CPAC 241
Phone: (657) 278 - 2967
Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office (657-278 -3628) for current office hours
Courses (2019 FALL)
THTR 480, Movie Costumes & Period Styles
THTR 577, Graduate Costume Design
The Moors, Fall Dance 2019 Mentoring
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 at 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 were seen in prestigious international and national venues. Particularly, the design for the mega-scale musical, The Last Empress (Empress Myeongseong), has been presented at NY Lincoln Center, LA Kodak Theatre and Schubert Theatre, and Toronto Hummingbird Center, as well as in London’s West End. In 2019, the musical celebrates its 24th 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, NYC Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, SF Shakespeare Festival, among others. Her designs have received many laudatory reviews including from The New York Times and been presented in the prominent international exhibits such as PQ (Prague Quadrennial), WSD (World Stage Design), Intl. Costume Association Exhibit, etc. In Fall 2018, Kim has been awarded 2018 Faculty Recognition for Scholarly and Creative Activity at CSUF. Also, her works have been selected in 2018 National USITT Design Expo and 2019 USA Prague Quadrennial Exhibit. Kim has been awarded USITT International Committee travel grants to travel to PQ in summer 2019, as a part of USA national design team. She is expected to participate in 2020 Critical Costume Conference & Exhibition as an OISTAT Costume Commission member and now working on translation for Costume Design book with her Korean colleagues in Seoul.
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 world with new creative ideas.
USA Prague Quadrennial 2019