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.
2017 Production Calendar
Theatre Background Courses, THA 402 and 403 are offered in Fall'17, and THA 401 will be offered in Spring'18, please plan accordingly.
TH A 404 Musical Theatre History and Literature "Backgrounds Equivalent" (M,W-11:10-12:25pm)
This course will examine the historical, philosophical, and significant emergence of one of
the most quintessentially American forms of performance—the musical theatre. The course will explore the context of the
musical in the theatre throughout history and in the contemporary arts through a multicultural study of historical evolution
including but not limited to the study of women’s role in the American Musical Theatre, African American, Latino and
Asian influences. During this course we will also explore specific works of literature that pertain to the creation of and
include actual librettos, books and scores of musicals from the past through the present.