Welcome to the School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance is an inclusive learning environment that promotes creativity and scholarship, and mirrors the wide range of cultural, artistic and scholarly interests in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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SFSU School of Theatre & Dance


Please join us this coming Tuesday, January 24th 1-2pm in the Little Theatre

• Meet Faculty & Staff
• Find out how and when to audition for our Spring 2017 shows
• Get to know your academic adviser and begin planning your collegiate career in our program
• The return of Brown Bag!!
• News about graduation
• A sneak peek at our upcoming 2017/2018 season

Suzuki Method of Actor Training & Beijing Opera Acting-Spring 2017

The actor training programs of the Suzuki Method and Beijing Opera is still open:
TH A532, Fri 9:10-11:55 (3 units) and TH A335-03, Fri 13:10-15:55 (1 unit), both in CA102 (The Studio). Students will be enrolled in both classes and will earn 4 units in total for training and presenting a public recital in May.
For enrollment and questions please contact: Professor Goto: ygoto@sfsu.edu

Faculty Profile: Laura Wayth

The School of Theatre & Dance Welcomes Mark Allan Davis to the faculty in Fall 2016

Read the news article

Theatre Majors

Theatre Background Courses, THA 402 and 403 are offered in Fall'16, and THA 401 will be offered in Spring'17, please plan accordingly.

Dance Placement Audition

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10am-2pm in Creative Arts, #102
Application Deadline: January 16, 2017
Please download the application, fill it out and send it to Ray Tadio at rtadio@sfsu.edu

Study with Us

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The 45-unit Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides professional preparation in dance and an opportunity to study dance performance, choreography, teaching and dance theory.

Minor in Dance

The 24-unit Minor in Dance consists of 7 units of core courses and 17 units of electives on advisement.

Bachelor of Arts in Drama

The 45-unit Bachelor of Arts in Drama offers four areas of emphasis: Performance, Play Development and Dramaturgy, Design and Technical Theatre and Popular Theatre.

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts

The 60-unit, three-year Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts trains candidates to work with other specialized theatre artists in realizing a total work of theatre, as well as to excel in their own chosen arts.

Minor in Drama

The 22-unit Minor in Drama provides an opportunity for non-theatre majors to pursue an interest in Theatre Arts.

Master of Arts in Theatre Arts

The 30-unit Master of Arts in Theatre Arts expands knowledge and competence in the Theatre Arts.

Get Involved

Players' Club

Players' Club is a student-run organization representing SF State theatre students.

Shops and Labs

Contact information and hours of operation for technical theatre design shops and labs.

One-Act Fringe

Each semester, SF State students of all majors and class standings have the chance to write and develop their own one-act plays to be performed on stage.