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.
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
FPU is a partner school with Transferology, a web-based tool that allows you to match the courses you’ve already taken with FPU programs. Visit Transferology.com to create an account and get started.
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|
|Drama Practicum: The Company|
or Drama Ministry Team
|THTR 320||Drama Ministry Team||2|
Select one of the following
|Senior Thesis Performance|
or Drama Internship
This program requires an emphasis