Who We Are

The Theatre Department offers students four emphases with its Theatre major: Performance; Production & Design, Theatre Studies; and P–12 Teaching. Students have many opportunities to be involved in theatre, both on and off campus. We strongly encourage them to take advantage of the strength of our department by getting to know our faculty.

Our Mission

The Theatre Department at Seattle Pacific has as its mission and vision to educate, train, and prepare theatre artists of character and competence who will engage and transform culture through faithful use of their creative gifts and talents. We help students learn to model the inherent connections between the theatre arts and Christian faith that comment on the human condition and experience, and reflect the human spirit.

Learning Outcomes

Studying theatre, peforming theatre, costume designe and production, and otherwise engaging in the world and work of theatre offers students many benefits. Students studying in the Theatre Department learn to:

  • Analyze and interpret play scripts for purposes of production, using dramatic theory and theatre history.
  • Understand and utilize design concepts and visual language.
  • Understand and employ performance concepts such as voice, body, and character.
  • Communicate through performance, writing, speaking & other modes the results of research, analysis, critical judgment & other discoveries.
  • Respond to performance as critically informed members of the audience.
  • Constructively contribute to intellectual & theological discussion & aesthetic development in a community context.

As career preparation, the study of theatre offers students challenges and meaningful rewards. Students’ participation in this human endeavor is one that can change their lives and change the world.