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The bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts prepares students for immediate professional work, teaching, or graduate studies, while also enriching the cultural environment of the University and the surrounding communities. Theatre Arts majors choose one of four areas of emphasis:

  • Acting: Employ Stanislavsky's acting principles; study classical authors, as well as advanced voice and movement techniques; participate in master classes led by professional teachers and performers.

  • Musical Theatre: Focus on acting through dialogue and song; study classical vocal technique in private lessons to ensure healthy and sustained singing habits; develop dance skills through classes and performance opportunities.

  • Directing: Explore the methods of new play development; conduct deep dramaturgical analysis; engage in the hands-on experience of directing and producing shows.

  • Production and Design: Work side by side with professional faculty; integrate professional stage management training; apply current design techniques; participate in master classes led by professional designers and stage managers.


We stage four major productions each year, provide the technical support for a fully-staged opera, and sponsor a season of student-directed projects. Beyond the performance/design opportunities in our main stage season, student-led organizations like Pepperdine Student Players, the Pepperdine Improv Troupe, and Dance in Flight provide additional creative outlets.

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Contact Us

Fine Arts Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

P: 310.506.4462

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