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.
This program requires an emphasis
- 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.
Julia Reimer, Ph.D.
General Education Prerequisite (total Units: 43-48)
|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|
Select one of the following
|THTR 470||Senior Thesis Performance||2|
|THTR 496||Drama Internship||1|