Costume Design and Production

Degree requirements


The major in Costume Design and Production takes advantage of the resources of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Theatre.

Theatre costume design

Through studying general theatre, fashion design, clothing construction, theatre history, clothing history, and other areas, we prepare students who want to become costumers, wardrobe managers, and costume designers in professional theatre, film, or other performance genres.

  • A minimum 84 credits are required for this major, including 31 upper-division credits.
  • A minimum 30 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
  • Core courses from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department include “History of Costume,” “Textiles,” and “Flat Pattern Design.”
  • Core courses from the Theatre Department include “Stagecraft,” “Playscript Analysis,” and “Production Practicum.”

Note: This major and minor are found in TRE and FCS. These programs are identical in scope and requirement. If you are taking a major in one department and would like to add a minor, the minor must be in the other department.

For example: If you are majoring in FCS Apparel Merchandising and would like to minor in Costume Design and Production, you must take that minor as a TRE minor.

Apply to the major or minor

Apparel Design and Merchandising students may apply to the major after successful completion of any three Family and Consumer Sciences courses.

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the major.
  • Apply to these majors or minor through the Major or Minor Online Application form.
  • Major applications are due the first Friday of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Faculty contact

Jaeil Lee

Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising; Chair of Apparel Design and Merchandising
PhD, Ohio State University

Phone: 206-281-2196
Office: Peterson Hall 209

Costume Design Student Hard at Work

Clothes Tell the Story

Seattle Pacific University’s new costume design and production major and minor is a collaboration between the Departments of Theatre and Family and Consumer Sciences.

My World: Kat Laveaux

Meet Kat Laveaux. A playwright and costume design and production major, she writes to share her voice and to honor her Native American heritage.