Undergraduate Minors

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SPU Theatre offers two minors that are an excellent enrichment to other fields of study. These are ideal for students who have enjoyed theatre in the past and want to continue to study it as they pursue other degrees as well as students who are new to theatre and are looking for a rich, artistic addition to their educational experience.

We offer a Theatre Minor that shares some of the core requirements of the major and includes a wide variety of electives from the various areas of emphasis. We also offer a Costume Design Minor, with courses drawn from both the Theatre and Family and Consumer Sciences department.


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

The Costume Design minor includes courses in theatre fundamentals, 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. This minor may be taken concurrent with any of the Theatre major emphases.

Entering the Minor

You may enter the 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

Richard Lorig

Professor of Theatre; Head of Design
MFA, Arizona State University

Email: rlorig@spu.edu
Phone:  206-281-2145
Office: McKinley 201

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.