Theater is the art and craft of telling stories dramatically for the benefit of the community. A Theater major at Fresno Pacific University allows you to tailor your experience around your interests, whether it’s acting, directing, design, technical theater, arts administration, theater history and literature, film/video production, drama ministry, education, or theater as a tool for social transformation. You’ll choose from two emphases gaining skills that prepare you for a range of careers in the areas of theater, education, churchwork and community development or for graduate work in theater. The Theater major pairs well with many subjects as a double-major.
- Small classes sizes
- Intimate theater community
- Two mainstages, a Spring Showcase, musicals in alternate years, a Staged Reading Series, and a Religious Drama Team that performs on-campus and in churches
- Scholarships are available to those interested in working on productions as actors, technicians, stage managers, or for joining the Religious Drama Team
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.
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 105||Theater Appreciation||3|
|THTR 360||Directing and Staging Texts||3|
|LIT 380||World Theater: Roots to 1800||3|
|LIT 385||World Theater: 1800 to Present||3|
Select 8 units of the following
|THTR 115||Drama Practicum: The Company||2|
or THTR 120
|Drama Practicum: The Company|
or Religious Drama Practicum
|THTR 320||Religious Drama Practicum||1-2|
Select one of the following
|THTR 470||Senior Thesis Performance||2|
|THTR 496||Drama Internship||1-3|
This program requires an emphasis