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Fine Arts Division

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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.

With approximately 300 students in the division, the unique programs are designed to prepare and inspire students to develop critical thinking, nurture creativity, and create the highest level of art and scholarship.

Are you interested in applying to or auditioning for a Fine Arts major? Have you already been admitted to a Fine Arts major? Do you have questions about our student ensembles, productions, or exhibitions? The Fine Arts Recruitment Office is here to help. We can answer questions about the application, audition, and admission process. We can also schedule class visits, tours of our Fine Arts facilities, and one-on-one meetings with faculty and current students. Contact us at 310.506.4111 or fineartsrecruit@pepperdine.edu.


Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Pepperdine music students perform at the Weisman Museum

The Fine Arts Division offers several majors, minors, and emphases across the four programs within the division: Art, Art History, Music, and Theatre.

In order to be considered as a major or minor, you must complete a SlideRoom application. Each major may also require supplemental materials such as portfolios, video auditions, or writing/composition samples.

Student Opportunities

Art professor with student

Our Fine Arts Division offers students a wealth of learning opportunities. Whether studying at our on-campus museum; participating in our five 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 and beyond.

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 Fine Arts Recruitment Office

The Fine Arts Recruitment Office assists prospective students in the application and audition process for students intending on majoring or minoring in one of our programs. For more information, please contact our office via email at fineartsrecruit@pepperdine.edu, or via phone at 310-506-4111.

 Fine Arts International Programs

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 summer and academic-year programs provide students with an excellent way to gain overseas experience and make rapid progress towards fulfilling the language requirement for the major.

Please explore International Programs' offerings and our major-specific programs. Theatre and Music students are encouraged to study abroad during the summer.

 Secondary Teaching Credentials

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 | Division Office: CAC 200
Fine Arts Division

Fine Arts Recruitment Office
P: 310.506.411 | Recruitment Office: MB 301
Fine Arts Recruitment Office

Bradley Griffin
Divisional Dean & Professor I of Theatre

Danah S. Sanders
Office Manager

Inga Dahlstedt
Administrative Assistant Academic Support

Hannah Arkie
Administrative Assistant Finances

Terence Anderson
Technology Liaison