The theatre arts programs at Seaver College have been ranked by OnStage as #2 in the nation's B.A. in Theatre Programs. Our theatre arts majors become prepared for careers in acting, directing, media production, music, and production design by teaching students the professional skills needed for real-world application. Our students help shape the cultural environment at Seaver College by participating in University productions in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Theatre Arts Degree
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. With a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts, students choose between three areas of emphasis:
- Acting: Learn about Stanislavsky acting principles, classical authors, advanced voice and movement techniques, prominent master teachers, and celebrity artists.
- Directing: Explore the methods of new play development, deep dramaturgical analysis, and the hands-on experience of producing shows.
- Production/Design: Work with veteran professional faculty, integrate professional stage management training, and apply current design techniques.
Theatre and Music Degree
The bachelor of arts degree in theatre and music combines the benefits of the distinguished faculty, leading soloists, and top studio professionals of the Pepperdine music department with the intensive performance training of the theatre program. As the home to one of the nation's top opera-training programs, we offer students the opportunity to develop superior singing skills and apply them in performance. Students may also take musical theatre dance training.
Theatre and Media Production Degree
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Media Production program combine on-screen performance with behind-the-camera skills, and apply them to the production, business, and artistry of filmmaking. Taking advantage of our geographical proximity to Hollywood, students study real-life productions and then put these skills into practice in the classroom and in University productions.