Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts program at LMU approaches the study of theatre with the view that it is a laboratory for the study of life, allowing us to explore the human experience through performance. With comprehensive coursework and training in acting, directing, design, theatre technology, playwriting, history and criticism, our intimate classes allow for close working relationships with the faculty. We train students for a variety of careers in film, television and theatre, while encouraging them to develop practical communication and leadership skills for application in a humanistic context.

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Chris Sullivan '02
“The program didn’t just allow but required active involvement from the beginning. I got a very well-rounded understanding of how theater works.”
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Amber White '01
“I honestly think that if I didn’t go to LMU, I wouldn’t be working in theatre today. The people I met there were so warm and welcoming – it really helped drive me.”
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Desean Terry '00
Desean Terry is an actor and director, known for his role on The Morning Show on Apple TV+.
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Gloria Calderón Kellett '97
Gloria Calderón Kellett is the executive producer, co-showrunner, director and actor on the critically acclaimed Netflix sitcom One Day at a Time.
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Linda Cardellini '97
“LMU was an incredible building block for my career and my life in Los Angeles. I didn’t have to start over in a new town like so many do when they come here.”

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