Degree Options in Theatre Arts
Undergraduate Admissions Process
Our two undergraduate programs, the General Major and the Technical Theatre Option, are Bachelor of Arts degrees which require neither audition nor interview. As such, the admissions process is handled entirely by Enrollment Services. 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, as well as, 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 either one of our two 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. We also ask that all new majors attend the Theatre Arts New Student Orientations & Auditions, which are held on Convocation Day, the Friday before classes begin in the Theatre Arts Building.
How to Apply- Major Specific Admission Requirements
Incoming freshmen interested in Theatre Arts can apply for either one of our two programs.
For more information regarding the University admissions process, please visit the University Admissions website.
In addition to the University admissions requirements, applicants must demonstrate the following:
General Theatre or Technical Theatre BA degrees
- Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.50
- Required lower-division preparation courses or articulated equivalents with a minimum grade of “C” or better: THEA 114A - Fundamentals of Acting
Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Critical Thinking
For more information regarding the University admissions process, please visit the University Admissions website