Pepperdine theatre production of "Les Miserables"

At Seaver College, our Fine Arts Division offers students excellent training in the disciplines of studio art, art history, music, and theatre arts. A group of renowned faculty, who are revered in their fields as practicing scholars, artists and teachers, prepare our students for careers in the arts and continued graduate study.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Pepperdine music students perform at the Weisman Museum

Our graduates continue to distinguish themselves in their respective artistic fields. Many students are currently working as actors, stage managers, professional musicians, professional artists, educators, curators, and gallerists.

Student Opportunities

Art professor with student

Our Fine Arts Division offers students a handful of rich learning opportunities. Whether studying at our on-campus museum; participating in our four major productions annually; performing in our ensembles and choir; joining the art history student society; participating in service learning projects; or studying abroad in our specialty international summer programs, our students choose from a variety of activities that will enrich their years here.

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Fine Arts Recruitment Office

In order to apply for and audition for our arts degrees, please explore our majors and look for the supplementary application requirements needed in addition to applying to Seaver College. We encourage you to plan a visit to our campus so that you will be able to learn firsthand what we offer in the arts.

Recommended International Study

We strongly encourage students to study abroad through Pepperdine's International Programs. Students who study abroad get to experience art firsthand in its cultural context. Our programs provide students with an excellent way to gain overseas experience and make rapid progress towards fulfilling the language requirement for the major.

Explore Pepperdine's International Programs

Secondary Teaching Credential for Fine Arts Students

Students seeking a secondary credential in art, music, or English (Theatre) must satisfy all of the major requirements. More information about the credential program can be obtained from the Humanities and Teacher Education Division of Seaver College.

Learn about teaching credential options at Pepperdine

Fine Arts Division Minors

Contact Our Division

Fine Arts Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4462
P:310-506-4462 | F:310-506-4077

Division Office Location: CAC 200

Melanie Emelio
Chair & Professor III of Music

Danah S. Sanders
Office Manager

Nicollette Jimenez
Administrative Assistant

Morgan Jefferson
Administrative Assistant

Terence Anderson
Technology Liaison

Student Spotlight

Pepperdine art student Sarah Attar

Pepperdine's multimedia design and art history student, Sarah Attar, made history at the 2012 London Olympics when she became one of two first-ever women athletes to represent Saudi Arabia in the Olympic games.