The theatre program at Pacific University combines practical experience with rigorous academics. Students can major or minor in theatre. The program provides opportunities to perform, design, direct, write and study literature and history, all of which integrate theory and practice. Students graduating with theatre training go on to work in a variety of fields, including performance, production, arts management, teaching, law and many other professions that value communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. A degree in applied theatre also is available. Programs that combine well with theatre include media arts, business, English, education and music.

Talent Scholarships

We are pleased to offer talent scholarships to prospective students in theatre. Students who qualify receive $1,000 to $4,000 each year. To learn more, go to Talent Scholarships.


There are several internships available at Portland area theatres. To see the most recent offerings, please see our Internship Details.

Program Highlights

Our theatre program provides:

  • Advanced classes on specialized topics, including gender and performance, playwriting,
    phonetics, directing and design.

  • Students can participate in two main stage productions every year, plus the student-produced LunchBox season.

  • Students have opportunities to direct plays, write new scripts and revise them in workshop environments, perform one-person shows and design main stage productions.
  • Capstone projects showcase students' skills and experiences.

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty members are active professionals in their fields. Students also have many opportunities to work with artists from Portland's professional theatres and from across the country who direct, design, perform and lead specialized workshops.

Want to know more about our professors? Faculty pages are a great resource for contact and general information. Find Out More




Jennifer Camp, Dance Instructor

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