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Theatre Minor

The Theatre Department offers a minor in Theatre, which can enrich and complement your chosen major in a myriad of ways. Regardless of your major, a minor in Theatre offers a rich education in the theatre arts.

Benefits

A minor in Theatre will provide you with the foundations of theatre — including performance, production, and playwriting — and with a deeper understanding of the history of theatre. As a Theatre minor, 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.

Minor Courses and Degree Requirements

With 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,” “Playscript Analysis,” “Acting 1: Fundamentals,” “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.

The minimum total quarter credits in Theatre studies required for a minor in Theatre is 35, including at least 15 upper-division credits. The minimum total credits required for a degree is 180 quarter credits.

View the minor courses and degree requirements

Admission to the Minor

Formal admission to a Theatre minor 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 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

Why Study Theatre?

Why Study Theatre?

Studying theatre, performing theatre, and otherwise engaging in the world and work of theatre will enrich your life and offer you many career and life opportunities.

Candace Vance

Read Seattle Pacific Instructor of Theatre Candace Vance’s story in her own words.

Paul Adolphsen

Paul Adolphsen is a Seattle Pacific Theatre alumnus from the Class of 2011. 

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