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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

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.

Program director

Julia Reimer, Ph.D.
Julia Reimer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theater

Course listing

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 315Drama Practicum: The Company2
THTR 120Religious Drama Team1-2
THTR 320Religious Drama Team1-2
Select One Of The Following:
THTR 470Senior Thesis Performance2
THTR 496Drama Internship1-3