• Actors walking downstage in costume while singing
  • Actor performing monologue onstage

The Theater Studies emphasis is for those wanting a traditional theater program. Students can choose electives based on a generalist approach or shape their program towards a specific career trajectory such as acting, directing, technical theater and design, arts administration, or film/video production.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

Theatre Arts (AA-T) to Theater: Theater Studies, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • THTR 105   Theater Appreciation (3)
    • THTR 115    Drama Practicum (2)
    • THTR 380    Stage Makeup (1) [Lower to Upper Division]
    • THTR 375    Costume Design (3) [Lower to Upper Division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.


In consultation with a program mentor, select 22 units from the following (7 units must be THTR)

THTR 321Applied Theater3
THTR 330Dance Styles3
THTR 335Drama Ministry3
THTR 340Musical Theater3
THTR 353Period Styles for Actors3
THTR 355Creative Drama3
THTR 365Stage Technology3
THTR 370Auditioning1
THTR 375Costume Design and Production3
THTR 380Stage Make-Up1
HIST 360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
LIT 415Shakespeare3
LIT 449Literature and Film3
COM 346Scriptwriting3
COM 355Digital Video Production I3
COM 360Digital Video Production II3
COM 370Audio Production3
COM 380Film Studies3
COM 390UI/UX Web Design3
COM 395Text and Performance3
COM 440Performance and Culture3
ART 140Drawing I3
ART 350
ART 355
or ART 460
History of Western Art I
or History of Western Art II
or World Art
or 3
or 3
ART 475Career Development3
MGT 362Nonprofit Management3
MUS 130
MUS 141
Class Voice 1 -
or Private Instruction in Voice

Program director

Photo of Brandi Martin

Brandi Martin, MFA

Program Director, Theater Faculty