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.

Entering the Major or Minor

You may enter the major or minor during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

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.

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