Degrees and Programs


The department is pleased to offer the following degrees:

  • B.A., Theatre Arts - Acting Emphasis
  • B.A., Theatre Arts - General Emphasis
  • B.A., Theatre Arts - Design/Tech Emphasis
    Concentrations: Stage Management, Lighting & Sound, Set Design, or Costume Design 
  • B.A., Dance
  • Theatre Arts Minor in Drama or Dance

Students collaborate with faculty and staff on nearly a dozen productions a year. This includes:

We offer a wide range of theatrical coursework including; Latinx Theatre, African-American Theatre, Acting - Period Styles, Acting - Scene Study, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Children's Theatre, Directing for Theatre, Voice for the Stage, Creative Drama, Puppetry, Stage Craft, Costume Craft, Makeup Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Dramatic Literature, Theatre History, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Ballet. 

Minor in Theatre Arts

Consult your General Catalog for more information and course descriptions.

Theatre Arts Minor (Drama)

DRAMA 10, 32 or 33, 34, 163 (12 units)
DRAMA 15 and 115 (2 units)
Approved electives. 3 units must be upper division (See adviser) (6 units)
Total (20 units)

Theatre Arts Minor (Dance)

Please consult the general catalog for Theatre Arts - Dance Minor information. 


Note: The minors also require a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.

Advising Information

Melissa Gibson
Acting/General/Design Tech
Phone: 559.278.2522
Office: Speech Arts 140E

Kenneth Balint
Dance Advisor
Phone: 559.278.5848
Office: Music 164

Resource Links


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Financial Aid

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