Theater, B.A.

Bachelor of Arts
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  • Little women musical

As a theater major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll tailor your experience around your interests, whether that's acting, directing, design, technical theater, administration, ministry, education, or theater as a tool for social transformation. Choose from two emphases and gain skills that will prepare you for a range of careers fields—including theater, education, drama ministry and community development—or for graduate work in theater. The flexibility of this major also allows you to double-major or add a minor to enhance your studies and hone in on areas of interest.


  • Performances include two mainstages, a Spring Showcase, musicals in alternate years and a Staged Reading Series.
  • Religious Drama Team performs on-campus and in churches.
  • Scholarships opportunities are available for working on productions as actors, technicians, stage managers.

Career opportunities

A theater major is a gateway to careers such as arts educator, performer, director, arts/worship minister, artistic/managing director, makeup artist, theater technician, stage manager, public relations, film maker, choreographer and playwright among numerous others.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.

Transfer to FPU

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.

General Education Prerequisite

THTR 105Theater Appreciation3

Required Courses

THTR 350Acting3
THTR 360Directing and Staging Texts3
LIT 380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT 385World Theater: 1800 to Present3

Select 8 units of the following

THTR 115Drama Practicum: The Company2
THTR 315
THTR 120
Drama Practicum: The Company
or Drama Ministry Team
or 2
THTR 320Drama Ministry Team2

Select one of the following

THTR 470
THTR 496
Senior Thesis Performance
or Drama Internship


This program requires an emphasis

Program director

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Brandi Martin, MFA

Program Director, Theater Faculty