Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Alumnus Joins Production

Jonathan Knipscher ‘03 returns as Costume Designer for “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Jonathan Knipscher completed his M.F.A. in 2006 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After graduation, he began working at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. It was here that he discovered his interest in classical music and opera design.

He credits his skills as a successful costume designer due to his education at Southwestern University. He says he built a solid foundation of skills by working closely with costume design professor and department chair, Kerry Bechtel. 

Currently, he is an international opera and theatre freelance designer based out of New York City. He has designed for numerous productions in the United States, Europe, and soon in South America. 

To learn more about Jonathan’s work, visit his website:


Posted January 22, 2013.


Alena Garcia, 512-863-1379

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