What will I learn?

The theatre arts major, dance major, and minors are designed to provide competencies in theatre and dance for students who intend to pursue study beyond the Bachelor of Arts degree, who are preparing for careers in teaching or for the professional performing arts. With the assistance of their advisors and with departmental approval, students follow a track of advanced courses specializing in the areas of Acting or Design/Technology or Theatre Education, or students may opt for advanced courses covering a broad range of study by selecting the General track. The Dance program offers intensive studies in dance performance, choreography, and theory.

Theatre Arts Major

1. Major requirements (59 units)
(See note 1)

Core: DRAMA 10, 33, 34, 110, 139, 163, 185, 186 (24 units)

Production: DRAMA 115 (8 units)

Emphasis (27 units)
Theatre Education

Select 3 units from the following course grouping:
Group 1: DANCE 160; DRAMA 136S, 138B (3 units)

Select 9 units from the following course grouping:
Group 2: DRAMA 41, 134A, 134B, 155, 180A, 180B, 181A, 181B, 182A, 182B (9 units)

Select 3 units from the following course grouping:
Group 3: DRAMA 108, 187, 188T with advisor consent (3 units)

Approved electives: DRAMA 115, 179, and 89/189 excluded (See note 2) (6 units)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (120 Units)

Tuition fees
US$18,469.00 per year
USD $1,665 Per Semester for 0-6 units; USD $2,871 Per Semester for 6.1 or more units; Nonresident tuition fee: USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected July, November 2022

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Arts and Humanities

2380 E. Keats MS/MB99,



93740, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with High school or secondary and higher secondary or equivalent. For admission consideration, a minimum 2.5 Fresno State converted and weighted GPA is required.

For international students

A high school diploma or passing the California High School Proficiency Examination or complete a General Education Development program (GED).

English language Score: TOEFL – 61 iBT, or IELTS – 6.0 or with 5.5 Band score in each section, or ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or Pearson's Test of English – 45. Application Deadlines: Fall - July 1 and Spring - November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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