The study and practice of the art of Theater involves exploration of self and others through theory, production and performance — over time, across cultures, and technology.

Here in the entertainment capital of the world, you’ll be introduced to Los Angeles’ vast performance resources and connected with professionals and companies across the city. You’ll embrace the excitement of theater through an intense and joyful program of performance and study. Oxy’s theater curriculum provides a rich understanding of both the enactment of the written word and the essence of theatrical expression.

On stage, in studios and in classrooms, you will work intimately with faculty and guest artists who are professionals in film, theater and television, all the while developing insight and perspective within an excellent liberal arts college. Oxy’s program offers many paths to explore or follow—acting, directing, playwriting, design, production, technical theater, community-based theater, theory and history. From among these, you will find your own way to success.

Students experience the collaborative nature of theater through participation in the department’s annual major projects: two fall mainstage shows, the New Play Festival, a spring musical or classical show, and the 500 Internal Server Error

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during the summer. Workshops, internships, and study abroad further enrich your experiential and career exploration opportunities.

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