Department of Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a liberal arts degree program leading to the BA degree in Theatre, with options in Performance and Design & Production. The department offers the graduate program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree in Television, Film, & Theatre jointly with the Department of Television, Film, & Media Studies. Undergraduate students pursuing degrees in other fields may also declare Theatre or Dance as a minor.


Seats at the State Playhouse theatre

The College of Arts & Letters reopened the State Playhouse with an elegant evening event celebrating the historic building and its role in providing arts and culture. 

Painting on wall of girl with angel wings

October 11-19, 2019 Wed-Sat @ 7 PM / Sun @ 2 PM Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
A Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece.

Prop master standing in front of show props

Meet Andrea Van Landingham! Andrea works as a prop master for shows, she is in charge of all props, from big to small. Andrea’s eye for detail really comes in handy for plays with small features

MFA in Television, Film, & Theatre

  • Graduate smiling and holding degree
    Graduate smiling and holding degree

The focus for this MFA program is to immerse students in an intensive skill-based interdisciplinary program towards pursuing professional careers across all three mediums of production (TV, Film, Theatre) within one’s specific area (Acting, Production, Writing). Learn more >


Actors on stage during a play at Cal State LA
Actors on stage during a play at Cal State LA


Casting is complete for the Fall semester.  Check back often for information regarding auditions for our Spring semester productions.