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Please note, the below supply lists are for the 2019-20 year. At this time, supply lists have not been finalized for the 2020-21 year. We will update this page and contact you directly once they are published.


Refer to the below to find supply lists for your corresponding program. 


Printable Art Supply List PDF 97KB

  • Mac Laptop (suggested) 
  • Creative Suite (or standalone Photoshop and Illustrator) 
  • Moleskine Plain Kraft 7.5 x 10 sketchbook (nothing smaller) 
  • 18 x 24 Drawing Pad and Newsprint pad 
  • Various painting supplies (acrylic set of 6 is good, and or watercolor or oils) 
  • Charcoal, pencils (set of drawing pencils), brushes (flat round and point) 
  • 12” Metal Ruler • Scissors 
  • Needle nose pliers with wire cutter 
  • X-Acto knife and blades 
  • Utility knife and blades 
  • Large hot glue gun 
  • Needle and thread (black and white) 

  • Masking tape
  • Scotch tape

Printable Drama Clothing Requirements PDF 200KB

All incoming students are expected to have the list of clothing items prior to the start of classes in fall semester. Please look for your major below, for specific clothing requirements:

Dress Requirements for Acting Classes (For Acting and Musical Theater Majors) 

  • Sweats and loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans) 
  • 1 – pair sneakers, ballet shoes or jazz shoes (soft soled shoes) and have character shoes

Requirements for Dance Classes (For Musical Theater Majors ONLY)

Men 

  • 3 – 4 dance belts 
  • 4 pair Men’s black tights 
  • 1 pair Ballet shoes – fitted with or without wearing socks 
  • 1 pair flat jazz shoes (required) and 1 pair jazz sneakers (optional)
  • 1 pair character shoes 
  • White T-shirts that will be secured at the waist

Women 

  • 2 – 4 black dance leotards 
  • 4 pair pink dance tights 
  • 1 pair ballet shoes
  • 1 pair flat jazz shoes (required) and 1 pair jazz sneakers (optional)
  • 1 pair character shoes with 2 – 3 inch heels
  • Waist elastic
  • 5-foot medium-strength theraband

Printable School of Design Supply List (Word Doc)

All incoming Design students should have the following materials. These materials will be available as a single kit from the Syracuse University Book Store beginning August 01, 2019, but if a student already has some of these tools and supplies they do not need to purchase the entire kit. Students may also purchase these items individually form the bookstore or another retailer of art and design tools.

  • Cutting Mat 12x18 Translucent
  • Xacto Knife
  • Box 100 #11 Xacto Blades
  • 24” Cork Backed Steel Ruler
  • 45/45/90 Triangle (10” size)
  • Sobo Glue 4oz
  • Aluminum Push Pins 1/2"
  • Drawing Pencils: 1 @ HB, 1 @ 2B
  • 2 @ Black Conte Crayon
  • Sharpie Marker Black Extra Fine
  • Sharpie Marker Black Fine
  • Large Black Marker
  • Masking Tape
  • White Plastic Eraser
  • Canister Pencil Sharpener
  • Pad 14”x18” White Drawing Paper (50lb or similar)
  • Sketch Book (9” x 12” Minimum)
  • OSHA-approved Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection (NIOSH 20db NRR)
  • Some method of taking digital photographs
  • An External Hard Drive for backing up work

Complete, printable Fashion Design Supply List PDF 207KB

The following should be purchased prior to your arrival on campus:

  • 8” Dressmaking Shears (we highly recommend Gingher KNIFE EDGE, not serrated)
  • Paper Scissors (colored plastic handle makes it easier to differentiate with Fabric Shears!)
  • 4” embroidery scissors (knife edge, also Gingher)
  • Seam ripper
  • Tape Measure 60”
  • Clear Plastic ruler, 18” x 2”, 1/8” grid (NO metal edge, often found in the quilting area)
  • Sewing gauge, 6” with movable indicator
  • Pin Cushion / magnet (Also wrist pin cushion/magnet)
  • Dritz Yellow headed quilters pins (500)
  • Hand sewing needles, SIZE 10 SHARPS
  • Loop turner
  • Point turner
  • Fine point disappearing ink marking pen
  • Toolbox for all of your supplies
    • 2” 3-ring binder
    • Package of 100 clear plastic sheet protectors for 3 ring binder
    • Package of card stock

Fashion Fabric for garment projects:

  • SOLID COLOR (other than black) Lightweight woven cotton (100%) 2½ yards; 4 spools of matching thread, Gutermann #100, 100% polyester.
  • Denim (at least 10oz) (100% cotton) 3 yards; 4 spools of matching thread, Gutermann #100, 100% polyester.
  • SOLID COLOR (other than black)                medium weight woven cotton (100%) or Linen (100%) 3 yards; 1 spool of matching thread, Gutermann #100, 100% polyester.

*Please double check that your fabric does not contain spandex or Lycra!

ALL ABOVE SUPPLIES AND FABRICS AVAILABLE AT JO-ANN FABRICS, OR SIMILAR FABRIC STORE

This kit of items  must be purchased directly at the SU Bookstore (ask at the front desk)
The kit contains all JUKI Industrial Sewing Machine Equipment Parts (total cost TBA)

QTY

ITEM#

DESCRIPTION

1

40322SH

Zipper Foot

1

S518

Invisible Zipper Foot

2

16X257125

Needles Size 12 10pk

1

18370120A0

Bobbin Case

5

22-32909

Bobbins

3

SS7080510

Needle Screw

1

LMG

Magnetic Gauge

2

1741

Schmetz DCX1 Serger Needles

QT Y

ITEM#

DESCRIPTION

1

TC50

Snips

1

TWE6

Tweezers

1

SC3

Screwdriver

1

37-318

Threading Wire

3

SS-7091110-SP

Presser Foot SCREW

1

B1524-012-0BA

Presser Foot

2

088253143G

#9 Ball Point needles - 10 pk

Required Textbooks:

A Guide to Fashion Sewing by Amaden -Crawford, Fairchild Books: ISBN-13: 978-1628921847 ISBN-10: 1628921846 (any late edition)

Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book by Hallett and Johnson, Laurence King Publishing: ISBN 978 1 78067 334 9

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