Minor in Theatre Arts
A life on stage or in the wings. Performing or teaching others to perform. Using performance to build community and transmit values. These are the career and life goals of drama majors at Cal Lutheran.
The drama department offers a series of fundamental and advanced courses in theater, along with numerous performance opportunities in our highly regarded Mainstage, Blackbox and American Musical Theatre Ensemble productions. Students participate in a yearly average of four major productions, including musicals and performance opportunities in our improvisational theater and the Blackbox series.
Not only do CLU students shine onstage-they're also busy behind the scenes, taking positions of responsibility in publicity, sound, light, makeup, scene and costume design. And opportunities continue through the summer, with Cal Lutheran's Summer Theatre Workshop for Youth and the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company that performs on campus.
Before graduation, every drama major has the opportunity to direct or design a play production-an opportunity which has led to top awards for Cal Lutheran students at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. Students also are encouraged to take professional theatre internships at local arts centers, including the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza-and to pursue the many stage, screen, and musical industry opportunities that residents of the world's entertainment capital enjoy.
Visual and performing arts scholarships are available to students with a high school GPA of 3.0 whose talent, interest, or experience indicates they would contribute to the CLU drama program. An audition is required of all scholarship candidates.
Some CLU drama graduates make their way onto stage and screen;
others attend graduate school; and others use the performance, work, communication and management skills they develop for work in a variety of fields, including teaching, sales, personnel, and the ministry.
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #3900
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360