48 months
9504 USD/year
9504 USD/year
5742 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Theatre Arts Option from California State University, Dominguez Hills offers courses in the field of acting and directing, design and technical theatre, theatre history, dramatic literature, multicultural children's theatre, speech, and drama for the classroom.  


The Dance Option of the Theatre Arts program from California State University, Dominguez Hills offers courses in the fields of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap; dances of world cultures to include Hip Hop, Ballroom, Middle Eastern Dance, African Dance, and Latin Social Dance; choreography; dance history; and dance production.  Course requirements for theatre and dance in the major and minor programs provide for flexibility and allow students considerable choice in planning their academic careers.

The Theatre and Dance Programs prepare students in all areas of theatre (Performance, Design/Tech, and Literature/History) and dance (Performance, Choreography, and Technique).  

The program is multi-cultural and multi-ethnic by nature and offers a wide range of dance styles and theatre techniques to explore.  

The Theatre Performance Minor focuses on acting and directing, while the Theatre Education Minor doubles as both a general program and preparation for future teachers.  The Dance Minor focuses on dance technique, choreography, and performance. 

Career Possibilities

  • Theatre Arts Option 

Opportunities in the field of acting are expanding as a result of the establishment of year-round professional acting companies, the growth of summer and winter stock companies, outdoor and regional theatre, repertory companies, and dinner theatre.  Commercial television, cable television, the Public Broadcast System (PBS), and the movie and music industry employ a large number of actors, as well as other talented personnel.  Opportunities also exist in university and community theatre programs.

  • Dance Option

The Dance Option is designed for students who desire to become a performer, choreographer, or teacher.  The purpose of the major is to provide students with a broad-based foundation in dance and to prepare them for graduate dance programs, auditioning for and performing in dance companies, teaching opportunities in public schools, private dance studios, fitness programs, theatre, television, industrial shows, and working in "the business."  Many graduates in Dance often find secondary careers in the field of education, dance therapy, arts administration, and technical theatre.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ballet 
  • Script Analysis
  • Acting 
  • Theatre Workshop
  • Jazz 
  • Modern Dance 
  • Dance of World Cultures
  • Dance Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying to a bachelor’s degree program with no previous coursework at a college or university are considered first–time, first-year (freshmen) university students.The application requirements are different for students coming from a High School in the United States or outside of the country:

  • Applicants from a U.S. High School
International students who have completed only coursework from the United States, or have a combination of international and U.S. coursework, must meet the minimum Admissions Requirements to be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants from an International High School
First-time, first-year applicants must have completed the secondary education/high school in their own country or the equivalent in another country. Good academic standing with a “2.5” grade point average (on a scale of A, B, C, D, F) or better for all the courses taken, including Math/Science, at the secondary school is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9504 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9504 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5742 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Carson

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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