Minors

Benefits

You have two minors from which to choose in the Theatre Department.

The Theatre minor provides you with the foundations of theatre — including performance, production, and playwriting — and with a deeper understanding of the history of theatre. You will participate in theatre productions and, through a series of knowledge- and skill-building classes and experiences, you will grow in your theatrical abilities and confidence.

As a Costume Design and Production minor, you will study general theatre, fashion design, clothing construction, theatre history, clothing history, and more.You will also participate in theatre productions through a series of knowledge- and skill-building classes and experiences.

Minor Courses and Degree Requirements

For a minor in Theatre, you will take courses that provide you with a focused and integrative approach to the world of theatre. Courses include “Stagecraft,”  “The Actor’s Art,” and “Play Directing.” You will study aspects of theatre production from pre-production through the rehearsal and performance phases of a theatrical production. You will learn the art of theatrical criticism, grow in artistic awareness, and cultivate your personal theatrical skills.

A minimum 35 quarter credits, including at least 15 upper-division credits, are required for this minor. The minimum total credits required for a degree is 180 quarter credits.

View Theatre minor courses and degree requirements.

For a minor in Costume Design and Production, you will take core courses such as “Basic Clothing Construction,” “History of Clothing,” and “Costume Design.” You will also choose from electives including “Stage Make-up,” “Exploring Global Dress & Behavior,” and “Scene Design and Technical Drawing.”

A minimum 30 credits, including 15 upper-division credits, are required for this minor. The minimum total credits required for a degree is 180 quarter credits.

View Costume Design and Production minor courses and degree requirements.

Admission to the Minor

Formal admission to a minor in the Theatre Department is accomplished at the end of the first quarter of your sophomore year, or, if you are a transfer student beyond the sophomore level, in your second quarter of residence. You will need to complete and submit the online Major or Minor Application Form.

To qualify for admission as a minor in the Theatre program, you are required to have completed 12 credits of work with a 2.5 GPA in Theatre, which must include TRE 1720 “Stagecraft,” and TRE 1310 “Actor’s Art” or TRE 1340 “Acting I.” You must complete the minor requirements that are in effect when you are admitted to the minor.

  • Actor
  • Artistic Director
  • Box Office Manager
  • Casting Agent
  • Choreographer
  • College Professor
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Dramaturg
  • General Manager
  • Grip (Stagehand)
  • Lighting Designer
  • Makeup Artist
  • Playwright
  • Private Acting Coach
  • Scenic Designer
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre Critic
  • Wardrobe Supervisor

Faculty Contact

Andrew Ryder

Professor of Theatre; Theatre Department Chair

Email: aryder@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2008
Office: McKinley 101

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