Undergraduate Admissions

The Department of Theatre Arts offers a B.A. in Theatre Arts with three options: a versatile Theatre Arts B.A., and focused options in Technical Theatre: Scenic/Costume/Lighting Design and Performance: Acting. Each B.A. degree program offers exposure across a broad range of highly transferable skills in the dramatic arts supporting future employment in theatre, film and television, education, live entertainment, and events.

Please visit University Admissions on the Enrollment Services website for important information about CSU Mentor (the California State University State system-wide online application service), deadlines, fees, and anything else you’d like to know about starting your journey to The Beach!

The system-wide CSU Mentor Application will allow you to apply for our programs.

If you are considering transferring to our department from another four-year institution, junior college or community college, please remember to check the Major Specific Degree Requirements for Theatre Arts transfer applicants. You might also consider completing one or more of the transfer suggestions, which include Text Analysis, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Costume Design and Stage Management. If you have any questions about transfer substitutions, equivalencies or articulation, please visit the Assist transfer tool. ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. Once you’ve joined the department, our advisor will sit down with you and analyze your transcripts so as to find the best use for all of your transferred units.


Once admitted, don’t forget to make an appointment for S.O.A.R. and the Theatre Arts New Student Orientations & Auditions. Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), is a comprehensive orientation workshop to help newly admitted students transition – both academically and socially – to California State University, Long Beach. All new undergraduate students are required to attend SOAR before registering for classes. Please visit the S.O.A.R. website for more.