The Theatre Arts curriculum is planned to provide a broad quality education in the humanities and to develop in the student an appreciation of the whole self and the universality of the human experience. The Theatre Arts program promotes an environment that nurtures self-expression within all aspects of the discipline, ranging from acting and design to technical theatre and the history and theories surrounding these practices. Faculty and students collaborate to enhance creative involvement in and promote aesthetic and scholarly inquiry into the art of theatre and performance. Participation on all levels in the performing arts is central to this work. Through the production and study of both Western and world theatrical traditions, the program contributes to the cultural vitality of our students, the university, and the surrounding community.

The Theatre Arts program supports the mission and goals of the university:

  • The encouragement of learning
  • The education of the whole person
  • The service of faith and the promotion of justice

The LMU Theatre Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree rooted in the Catholic-Jesuit-Marymount-CSJ traditions and mission objectives of the university. The program also embodies the liberal arts ethos of intellectual independence, imagination, creative problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, superior communication skills, and ability to create knowledge.

The Theatre Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree, the requirements of which can serve as an excellent foundation for those students pursuing a career in theatre, film, and television, for those who wish to enrich their lives through non-career oriented study and performance, and for those pursuing MFA and PhD degrees in performance, design, history, and performance theory.