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Welcome to the Department of Theatre Arts at University of the Pacific. Combine our extremely talented group of students, faculty, staff members and visiting artists with the small class sizes at Pacific and extensive experiential learning opportunities, and you have one of the finest theatre arts programs in the nation.
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.
Transmedia Tennessee Williams
For the 2014-2015 academic year, students are taking a trio of Tennessee Williams' short plays and exploring how they work in a variety of platforms, including film, social media, and art. Check out the trailer for the Fall 2014 production, filmed and edited by student Simba Wang.
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. Because of our small class sizes, 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.