Undergraduate Program

The School of Theatre and Dance offers a B.A. in Theatre Arts as well as a B.A. in Dance.

Student dancing on stage

The curriculum in theatre provides the student with background for advanced study in the dramatic arts, for teaching, for a career in professional theatre and for a lifelong appreciation of the theatrical arts. Fundamental to the major program is a core of required courses designed to develop a foundation upon which to elect, upon advisement, one of the following areas of emphasis: Performance; Play Development and Dramaturgy; Technical Theatre and Design; and Popular Theatre.

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. The goal of the program is to help students develop strong foundational skills and knowledge necessary for a variety of professional careers. SF State dancers have established their own companies, performed with professional companies, developed careers in kindergarten through grade 12 education or supplemented their education for work in private dance or Pilates studios.