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
The Department of Theatre Arts encourages its students to analyze traditional and new media in today's culture. Students took a trio of Tennessee Williams' short plays and explored how they work in a variety of platforms, including film, social media, and art. Check out the trailer for the production, filmed and edited by former 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. Our small class sizes permit 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.