Department of Communication and Theatre

Do you crave the spotlight? Do you love the behind-the-scenes details of lighting, sound, acoustics, costume and set design? No matter what side of the curtain you’re on, PLNU’s Department of Communication and Theatre is for you.


PLNU offers a theatre minor in its Department of Communication and Theatre. After learning general communication styles, students take courses in theatre, voice and diction, and acting. The upper division requirements include learning about the history of the theatre, stagecraft, lighting and makeup techniques, movement, and directing. In addition, it is recommended that minors take literature courses dealing with great dramas. A theatre practicum and internship are also required.

Special Features

  • Practicums
  • Internships
  • Several PLNU theatre productions are performed throughout the year. More than 80 plays have been performed in the last 25 years, including Romeo & Juliet, My Fair Lady, and The Glass Menagerie
  • Annual One Acts, which feature student acting and directing

Career Opportunities

  • Onstage performing
  • Stage managing
  • Lighting production
  • Sound production
  • Make-up artist
  • Costume designing
  • Set production