Our Program

Theatre at CSUSB

The Theatre Arts major is both an exciting artistic adventure and a practical liberal arts degree. The broad range of subjects studied enable the theatre major to qualify for a wide variety of fields in California’s vast network that is the entertainment industry. Live theatre, design, film, television, corporate and media training, radio, public relations, advertising, business, law, and education are all avenues pursued by recent graduates. The diverse nature of theatre training develops skills for working as a theatre artist, as well as exploring human interaction and awareness of the human condition.


The Theatre Arts Department season includes three or four main stage plays and several lab productions during the academic year. Lab productions may be student directed/designed. In addition, the department provides opportunities for students to perform in tours to local schools, libraries and community centers.

Work in your area of interest

While there are many acting opportunities, CSUSB also boasts an award-winning technical program. Several design students have placed well in regional and national competition at KCACTF and USITT conferences.


In addition, theatre students are encouraged to work with faculty as assistant directors, designers, stage managers, and in theatre administration. Theatre faculty encourage highly motivated and qualified students to develop their own creative efforts. New student play scripts and innovative approaches to theatre are strongly encouraged.

The Curriculum

The Theatre Arts Department at CSUSB is committed to the development of well-rounded students with artistic integrity and practical skills. All theatre majors complete a common core of classes in performance, production and history. Students then choose a personal concentration in one of five areas:

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Design/Technical
  • Drama Education
  • Musical Theatre


Also offered are a Children’s Theatre Certificate and an interdisciplinary master’s degree. Click on the below links for more information on available courses in our program.

BA in Theatre

Typical Course Schedule

Roadmap to Graduation