Combine our extremely talented group of people with the small class sizes at Pacific and you have one of the finest theatre arts programs in the nation.
Richly experienced faculty and staff—The people behind Pacific's Theatre Arts program are all working professionals: actors and performers, directors, writers, and designers. Professors are not merely teachers, they are mentors.
Comprehensive curriculum—Our academic program features training in on-stage and backstage aspects of theatre.
- Courses range from acting and directing, to scenery, costume and makeup, to dramatic literature, theatre history and business management.
- We also provide dance instruction in ballet, modern, jazz and tap.
Intensive training—Because of our small class size, you will receive intensive training from our faculty. It's almost like having private lessons! With a Theatre Arts degree from Pacific, you will be highly prepared for graduate school, careers in theatre, and many other fields.
Above photos: (Photo left) Crystal Smith as "Coyote" in DeltaFusion 2011, DF pageant directed by Ria Kroff. Mask by Crystal Smith, costume by Professor Cathie McClellan. DeltaFusion funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Stockton Arts Commission. (Photo middle) Tricia Vang as "The Great Wave" in 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Professor Macelle Mahala. Costume designed by Kathleen Lowe, based on the print by Hokusai, hand painted by Professor Cathie McClellan. Sets and Lighting by Professor Randall Enlow, projections by Gary Scheiding. Photo by ZiHeng Wang. (Photo right) Emily Heller and Johanna Covell in On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer, directed by Professor Lisa Tromovitch. Costume Design by Professor Cathie McClellan, Sets and Lights by Professor Randall Enlow. Photo by Professor Gary Armagnac.