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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre and Dance, Department of

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Department Chair

Dave Mickey

Department Office/Website

Clayes Performing Arts 139


Joseph Arnold, Evelyn Carol Case, Maria Cominis, Svetlana Efremova-Reed, Debra Garcia Lockwood, Bruce Goodrich, Mitchell Hanlon, Eve Himmelheber, Anne James, Lawrence Jasper, Muriel Joyce, Gladys Kares, Fred Kinney, William Lett, Lisa Long, Bill Meyer, Dave Mickey, David Nevell, Debra Noble, Elizabeth Ramirez, Mark Ramont, Alvin Rangel- Alvarado, Ann Sheffield, John Short, James R. Taulli, Jamie Tucker, Jim Volz, Abel Zeballos


The Theatre Program of the Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Fullerton is committed to the rigorous training of students interested in professional performance, design, production and/or teaching. To that end, a prescribed course of study strives to create a well-rounded individual who possesses not only specialized information and training in their primary field of endeavor, but also a broad-based knowledge of history, aesthetics and pedagogy, which impact the performing arts disciplines. 

At the heart of the department’s academic program is a comprehensive and wide-ranging series of public performances designed to develop knowledge, improve skills, bolster the students’ appreciation for theatre arts and help them experience the shaping force of the arts in society.

The Bachelor of Arts in Dance is for students seeking a broad and rich background in both theory and practice. The degree is designed to foster the skills, understanding and discipline of young dance artists. The performance-based curriculum includes intensive training in ballet, modern/contemporary dance and dance composition; complemented by improvisation, dance history, kinesiology, pedagogy, jazz and diverse performance experiences. Our graduating students leave prepared technically and creatively to pursue work in dance and related areas.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a highly regarded program, both regionally and nationally, and has received numerous awards and citations. Its highly skilled professional faculty and staff prepare students for all facets of the Industry and academia. Performance graduates have appeared on Broadway, national tours, regionally and in a variety of themed entertainment, while designers and technicians have gained recognition at a multitude of venues in the area and across the nation.

Degree Descriptions

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts includes three concentrations: Applied Studies in Theatre Concentration, a broad-based, liberal arts style, course of study, covering all facets of the study of theatre arts; Specialized Studies in Theatre Concentration, which allows students to pursue an in-depth course of study in a Directing, Playwriting or Design and Technical Production emphasis; and Theatre Teaching Concentration.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts includes the Acting Concentration and Musical Theatre Concentration, both of which allow students to ppursue highly selective in-depth pre-professional training in either Acting or Musical Theatre.

The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts includes: the Design and Technical Production Concentration, with specialized areas in scenic design, costume design, lighting design, technical production; Acting Concentration; and Directing Concentration.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Fine ArtsMaster of Fine Arts



      Courses are designated as DANC in the class schedule.


      Courses are designated as THTR in the class schedule.

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