Degrees & Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts (Dance Option)

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THEATRE ARTS

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The Theatre Arts faculty includes performers, designers, and directors with top academic credentials as well as professional experience. The department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The most important element in the Department's success is the students. Our undergraduates enjoy unusual opportunities to play leading roles, to direct, and to design for lab and mainstage productions.  Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Festival have honored numerous Fresno State Students.

Working together, students and faculty have created many shows that have won regional, national, and international honors.

What You Can Do

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Designing
  • Stage Management
  • Radio and television
  • Journalism
  • Rock performances
  • Touring productions
  • Teaching

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Modern Jazz Dance
  • Voice and Speech for Performance
  • Scene Design for Theatre
  • Children's Theatre
  • Fundamentals of Acting

What You Can Learn

  • Principles of voice and speech for stage performance
  • Technical theatre scene construction, scene painting, stage lighting, sound production; costume construction, and makeup
  • Advanced level ballet and modern dance technique with elements of alignment, embodiment, flexibility, strength, and energy flow.

About the College

The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

College Contact Information

College of Arts & Humanities
Office of the Dean
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99
Fresno CA 93740-8024

(559) 278-3056
FAX: (559) 278-6758
Email

Where We Are Located

We are located in the west wing of the Music Building in Room 186.

Contact Information

Department of Theatre Arts
5201 N. Maple Ave. M/S SA46
Fresno CA 93740-8027

Department Office: 559.278.3987
Box Office: 559.278.2216
FAX: 559.278.7215
email

Office Location

Speech Arts Building, Room 33