Theatre Arts

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California State University, Fresno’s national and international award winning Theatre Arts Department offers extensive preparation in all aspects of theatre and dance. The broad curriculum, combined with an annual production schedule of more than 10 plays and several dance concerts, provides the opportunity for intensive training.
To ensure a rich and varied experience for students, the department makes extensive use of guest artists as master teachers in workshops and courses, as well as provides exposure to accomplished performers, directors, and designers. Request more information about this major

Fresno State Academics

California State University, Fresno is fully accredited by the California State Board of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Fresno State thrives on its commitment to help students live their dreams and fulfill their ambitions. Since 1911, more than 200,000 people have graduated from our schools and colleges. Our high-caliber academic programs are bolstered by award-winning faculty, hands-on experiences, real-world practices and an expanded library that now is the largest in the
23-campus CSU system.

Fresno State has 8 academic colleges, offers 62 bachelor's, 44 master's, 2 doctorates, 50 credentials, 46 certificate programs and 34 nationally accredited programs with abundant undergraduate and graduate research projects.

What Students Are Saying

Natalie Ryan
Natalie Ryan
Agricultural Education

They tell you when you go to college that it may not be a family atmosphere, that you’re a small fish in a really big pond. But here at the agricultural college, it is a family. It makes the place unique. And the professors work closely with the students. They’ll say, ‘Here’s my cell phone number.’ They expect you to call.

Thanh Buy
Thanh Buy
Electrical Engineering

We recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, and we got to see their UAVs. That stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. We got to see what they’re working on and compare it to what we’re working on. What we’re doing here is what they’re doing out in the field.

Raisa Beckford
Raisa Beckford

I've competed in mock trial team competitions for several years all over the country. We also host a regional here. I recently competed at Claremont McKenna College. I won a defense attorney award. I cried. You work so hard all year. We all breathe, eat and sleep mock trial. I felt proud for Fresno State. Everyone is just so dedicated.

Cindy glancing at a book
Cindy Pena
Liberal Studies

It’s a very positive experience and it’s a very educational experience, not just the book stuff but that the people are so diverse here. We all can get along. We can all be friends here.