- Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts
- Theatre Arts minor available
- Concentrations: Those majoring in Liberal Studies can complete their concentration in Theatre.
- Film Director $ 72,000
- Stage Manager $ 49,000
- Acting Coach $ 70,000
- Set Desginer $ 79,000
- John Mayer, (Chair) Ph.D., Missouri ('93), M.F.A., Western Illinois ('85)
- Eric Broadwater, M.F.A., Pennsylvania State ('07)
- Clayton Everett, M.F.A., Humboldt State ('96)
- Caroline Mercier, Ph.D., Northumbria Univ. ('03)
- Jerome J. O'Donnell, M.F.A., Temple, ('78)
- Ted Wendt, Ph.D., Northwestern ('79)
The College of the Arts' focus on excellence across disciplines provides the region and the state with superior and fulfilling visual and performing arts degree programs. The College is comprised of exceptional artists and dedicated faculty who understand the interrelationship of the arts and their relevance to our greater society.
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The Department of Theatre trains students as practitioners in Acting and Technical production for the stage. The program is based on a foundation that includes the intellectual understanding of personal and societal experiences — and how these experiences can be transformative in the written drama. The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
Where can a Theatre degree take your career? Possible careers/fields or work include: acting, stage designing, directing, all types of theatre (educational, professional, community, children's), radio, television, film, journalism, teaching, or theatre administration.
- Children’s Theatre
- Real World Theatre: Comic Improvisation
- Stagecraft I
- Scenic Design
- Theatre History I
- Intermediate Acting
- American Theatre Go online to www.csustan.edu/Theatre for more course descriptions.
The growth of distinctively American stories, characters, ideas, and institutions as captured in the artistic and commercial development of theatre and drama in the United States from 1750 to the present.
- A knowledge of the history and traditions of theatre
- A knowledge of techniques of script and character analysis in the context of a theatrical production/activity
- An understanding of shop equipment, safety, and techniques through elaboration of production in the scene and costume shops of the department
- The ability to perform in a variety of studio/stage settings
Department of Theatre
Drama Building, Room D15
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382