Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts – Cosplay and Costume Technology, Undergraduate Minor

Theatre Arts and Dance Minors

Students working toward one of the four minors in theatre arts or dance must complete a minimum of 18-24 hours of specific coursework. Hours applied to the minor area of study may not include courses used to fulfill requirements in the student’s major. Because each minor takes at least four long semesters to complete, students should begin the minor in theatre arts or dance as early as possible in their academic career. Prospective minors should meet with the theatre arts and dance advisor as soon as possible for course information regarding prerequisites, availability, etc.

About the Theatre Arts – Cosplay and Costume Technology Undergraduate Minor

The Theatre Arts – Cosplay and Costume Technology minor capitalizes on niche pop cultural interest in character expression and interpretation via the lens of costume technology. Whether to amplify hobby-based interests or prepare students with formal skillsets needed to distinguish them in the emerging market of cosplay costume creation and character development, this minor is designed to amplify the creative, narrative, and design-based aspects needed to participate within adjacent industry markets more fully, as well as to more successfully translate costume ideas into reality by leaning into traditional theatre-based costume construction techniques. A portion of this curriculum has been dedicated to software-based coursework that allows students to translate ideas and lean into new-media based fabrication.

Required Courses (22 Credit Hours):