Our academic program features training in on stage and back stage aspects of theatre, and performance and design courses for on-camera work. Courses range from acting for stage and screen, to various design and tech (theater technology) courses, dramatic literature, theater history and career management.

Meet Professor Gary Armagnac
Performance Capture

You can take Introduction to Performance Capture, taught by actor, director and professor, Gary Armagnac. Using performance capture sensors and cameras, movie technicians record an actor's performance and then use it to create an animated version of the actor.

Meet Professor Macelle Mahala
Theater History

You will learn the background and history of theater companies as well as how to critique and appreciate art from Professor Macelle Mahala, who specializes in the history of African-American theater.

Meet Professor Cathie McClellan
Costume Shop

Performance art at Pacific has changed, but the university's costume stock, which dates back decades, remains an invaluable resource and is overseen by Professor Cathie McClellan.

Meet Professor Lisa Tromovitch
Professional Theater

Professor Lisa Tromovitch founded and runs the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, a Northern California cultural mainstay and a source of valuable experience for Pacific students.