Joseph Kucharski

Graphic Design

Joe Kucharski, Assistant Professor of Theatre


Professor Kucharski teaches Introduction to Design, Costume Design, Costume History, and Makeup Design. He has a diverse design background in theatre, film, and themed entertainment. His designs have been showcased worldwide, most recently as part of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has worked on projects for Disney, Universal Studios, DreamWorks, Western Costume, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, and Saddleback Church. His specific areas of interest include costume history, large scale costume crafts; carved foam, armor and distressing, and costume technology; digital rendering and custom fabric printing.

Education and Credentials

  • M.F.A., University of California, Irvine
  • B.F.A, Shenandoah University


  • Co-wrangler with wife, Amy, of two very energetic sons
  • Avid museum visitor
  • Sherlock Holmes enthusiast
  • Cheeseburger connoisseur

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • Costume Design
  • Costume History
  • Costume Crafts and Construction
  • Project Management within the Arts