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.


THA 407 "Popular Theatre: Global Perspectives"
(W, 9:10-11:55AM, CA 106)
Circus/Clowning/Puppetry/Political Satire, 3 units GE
Attend on Wed., Aug.31, or contact: jschech@sfsu.edu

Auditions for University Dance Theatre (UDT)

DANC 399.01 will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 2:10-5:00 PM.
Callbacks will be on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 2:10-5:00 PM.
Both will be held in the Creative Arts building Studio (CA 102).
Regular rehearsal times will be T/TH 2:10-5:00 PM for the Fall 2016 semester.

Audition for Musical Theatre Workshop THA433 with Mark Allan Davis.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM in CA 102 (Studio)
Please be prepared to present 16 bars of a Musical Theater song, either ballad or uptempo. An accompanist will be provided. A short prepared monologue, either contemporary or classical will be also required for presentation. If you DO NOT have a monologue prepared you will be provided a short passage to read. Lastly a very short dance combination will be given.
Please dress appropriately. Gentleman please NO SHORTS. Ladies if you have character shoes please feel free to bring them, Jazz shoes or jazz sneakers are welcome or bare feet. Please no socks as the floor can be slippery.
If you have questions, please fell free to contact Professor Davis directly at mdavis79@sfsu.edu

Faculty Profile: Laura Wayth

New Class! THA 519 & 520: Theatre Management

Learn the art of Theatre Management. View more information about the class.

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

Theatre Majors

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

Dance Placement Audition Day

Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm in Creative Arts Building, Room 102

Registration deadline is August 15, 2016

Download the Dance Placement Audition Application (PDF) and email it to 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 Drama

The 30-unit Master of Arts in Drama 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.