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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with emphasis in Acting

Bachelor of Arts inTheatre Arts with emphasis in Directing

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with emphasis in Production/Design

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Music

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Media Production


Our theatre program faculty are committed to training, encouraging, testing, and ultimately challenging our students to achieve a higher level of artistry. We do so because we understand the potential for live theatre to serve as an agent of social change. Our students leave Pepperdine aware of their purpose as theatre artists, ready to serve their communities through meaningful, high-caliber performances, and prepared to lead their peers in creating art that has the power to change lives, hearts, and minds.

Notable Alumni Include: David Sheftell, Mason McCulley, Missy Marion, Brian Michael Jones, Kevin Replinger.

Faculty Info: Rick Aglietti, Yelena Babinskaya, Nic Few, Bradley Griffin, Brian Lohmann, Mason McCulley, Stewart O'Rourke, Cathy Thomas-Grant, Melanie Watnick, Hollace Starr, Kelly Todd, Megan Knowles.

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