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 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 “Introduction to Theatre Design,” "Acting One” 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 18 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, you will take core courses such as “Basic Clothing Construction,” “History of Costume,” and “Costume Design.” You will also choose from electives including “Stage Make-up,” “Exploring Global Dress & Behavior,” and “Scenic Design.”
A minimum 35 credits, including 15 upper-division credits, are required for this minor. The minimum total credits required for a degree is 180 quarter credits.
Entering the Minor
You may enter this 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.
- Artistic Director
- Box Office Manager
- Casting Agent
- College Professor
- Costume Designer
- General Manager
- Grip (Stagehand)
- Lighting Designer
- Makeup Artist
- Private Acting Coach
- Scenic Designer
- Secondary School Teacher
- Sound Designer
- Stage Manager
- Technical Director
- Theatre Critic
- Wardrobe Supervisor