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Welcome from the Fine Arts Divisional Dean

Our Fine Arts Division enjoys the location of Seaver College in the heart of Malibu, California. We are near one of the most exciting cities in the world: Los Angeles is rich with theatre, music, art, and cultural events where our students are able to deepen their educational and artistic experiences.

Our division has approximately 300 students pursuing degrees in art, art history, music, and theatre. Students may choose an emphasis in studio art, digital arts, art history, music performance, music education, composition, theatre acting, theatre directing, theatre production/design, theatre music, or theatre and media production. Our unique programs are designed to prepare and inspire our students as we nurture creativity, develop critical thinking, and create the highest level of art and scholarship.

Pepperdine's liberal arts education is designed to provide foundational knowledge in cultural, historical, scientific, and international studies, which will inform, shape, and evolve the artistic experience. In total, we are thinkers, scientists, scholars, and artists and we welcome you to explore, visit, and apply.

Bradley Griffin
Divisional Dean of Fine Arts
Professor I of Theatre

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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 | F:310-506-4077
Division Office Location: CAC 200

Fine Arts Recruitment Office
P: 310-506-4111 | 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 Support

Kyle Rogan
Administrative Assistant Events

Savannah Okada
Administrative Assistant Internal and External Requests

Terence Anderson
Technology Liaison