FIDM Grad: Suzy Magnin

Grads share their career success stories

Suzy Magnin

Film & TV Costume Design
Costumer and Costume Designer for Film and Television

FIDM taught me how to network and really drove the point home about meeting new people, being friendly, and staying in touch.”

Working on television shows and films such as CSI: NY, Prison Break, War of the Worlds, Cold Case, and So You Think You Can Dance? Suzy is living out her dream job as a Costumer and Costume Designer. She pulls from retailers and costume houses, dresses actors, and conducts fittings. Luckily, FIDM's Film & TV Costume Design program has prepared her for this fast-paced career.

How did you choose your major?
“When I was in high school I was going in a completely different direction, but I was given an elective class in Fashion Design. It was the most fun class I had ever had, so I applied to FIDM and received an A.A. in Fashion Design. After I graduated from the Fashion Design program, I decided to continue my studies by applying to the Advanced Study Film & TV Costume Design Program.”

Why Film & TV Costume Design?
“You can go outside of the box a lot more because you have all ends of the spectrum, and it's just fun to costume people.”

What do you love most about your career?
“I get to do a job that's creative and spontaneous, and I never know who I'm going to see or meet. You just have to be ready for anything.”

Please Note: The information contained herein was confirmed at the time of original publication.

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