Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance
At California State University, Fresno, Theatre and Dance students work side-by-side with faculty and staff to create exciting and dynamic productions. Each student enjoys a great deal of individual attention from the faculty and staff, and through this close collaboration, students not only develop their talents but also learn to work well under pressure as part of a team.
The Theatre and Dance faculty and staff includes performers, designers, and playwrights with top academic credentials as
well as professional experience. The department is an accredited institutional member
of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
The most important element in the department's success is the students. Our undergraduates enjoy unusual opportunities to play leading roles, to direct, and to design for lab and mainstage productions. Undergraduate playwrights have seen their work in staged readings, workshops and in mainstage productions. Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Association have honored numerous Fresno State Students.
Together, students, faculty, and staff have created shows that have won regional, national, and international honors.