Faculty & Staff

David Murin
Costume Design

2023 marks David Murin’s 33rd consecutive year of teaching costume design at Rutgers University.

Other educational instruction:

  • Costume Design Student Mentor, New York University, 2015-2016
  • Master Class Instructor, Temple University, 1983-1986
  • Costume Design Department Head, Boston University, Spring 1986

David has designed over 350 productions for Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theatre, opera, dance, and television. He began his career by designing many off-off-Broadway shows, working as a designer assistant and serving as designer on many television commercials.

David designed his first off-Broadway show and first regional theatre show in 1978. He designed his first Broadway show in 1979. He designed his first television show in 1980, a soap opera called Ryan’s Hope. He won an Emmy Award for his work on that show in 1981. He designed his first television movie in 1981, his first major ballet in 1997, and his first circus for Ringling Brothers in 2007.
The elephants were the best part.

He has served on the nominating committee of The Irene Sharaff Awards for the past 20 years. He has served on the United Scenic Artists Union Exam Committee for the past 35 years.