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 our international, award-winning faculty comprised of a Pulitzer Prize winner, Fulbright Scholars, Princess Grace Award recipient, Emmy-nominated, and many other accolades. 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.
Offering an accredited bachelor’s degree with a variety of emphases including performance, directing, design, playwriting, and history
We welcome students from a diversity of theatre backgrounds and training
Students have access to premier facilities to support our classes, rehearsals, performances, and recreation time
Our graduates go on to a variety of successful careers in theatre and beyond
Thu, 12 Oct 2023 20:00:00 -0700
In a small Cape Cod town, Michelle and her mother, Fran, run a small shop selling beach gear, souvenirs, snow globes, and the best fudge around. Michelle's son, Tommy, has...
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 18:00:00 -0700
Students, faculty, staff and alumni perform music by the Beatles in honor of former student Sam Wasson, who passed away in 2007. Donations are accepted to benefit the Sam...
Our students are involved in every aspect of our performances, with opportunities to act, direct, write, design, manage, and construct for each of our productions.
Our DEIA Commitment
The department is collectively engaged in centering Anti-Racist and DEI practices and pedagogy, and is fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the selection of plays, playwrights, experiences, stories, roles, and courses.