• Student applying old age makeup to student actor
  • Student working soundboard backstage

The Applied Theater emphasis is for those interested in using their theater skills in the community. This includes contexts such as school/after-school programs, community and neighborhood organizations, church or camp/conference centers, and involves developing original theater based on the assets and interests of people in the communities. Pairs well with a major or minor in Social Work, Sociology, Contemporary Christian Ministries, Communication, Criminal Justice, and Liberal Studies.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

Theatre Arts (AA-T) to Theater: Applied Theater, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • THTR 105   Theater Appreciation (3)
    • THTR 115    Drama Practicum (2)
    • THTR 380    Stage Makeup (1) [Lower to Upper Division]
    • THTR 375    Costume Design (3) [Lower to Upper Division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.


THTR 321Applied Theater3
THTR 335Drama Ministry3
THTR 355Creative Drama3

Choose four of the following

COM 420Conflict Management and Resolution3
COM 430Group Dynamics and Leadership3
SOC 372Juvenile Delinquency and Justice3
SOC 410American Ethnicity and Pluralism3
PSY 420Childhood Disabilities and Psychopathology4
MIN 358Creative Communication in Ministry2
MIN 378Introduction to Worship Ministries3
MIN 382Introduction to Children’s Ministries3
MIN 383Introduction to Youth Ministries3

Program director

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Brandi Martin, MFA

Program Director, Theater Faculty