College of Creative Arts


College Administrative Offices Office Telephone
Dean of the College Kurt Daw CA 251 405-4228
Associate Dean Ronald Caltabiano CA 251 405-4139
Director, Creative Arts Technical Services Steve Lahey (acting) CA 129B 338-1364
College Directory
School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Telephone
Art Paul Mullins (acting) FA 265 338-2176
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Scott Patterson CA 133 338-1787
Cinema Stephen Ujlaki FA 245 338-1629
Design and Industry Ricardo Gomes FA 121 338-2211
Music and Dance, School of Jassen Todorov CA 140 405-4109
Theatre Arts Yukihiro Goto CA 103 338-1341

College of Creative Arts

Statement of Mission

The College of Creative Arts has one of the largest and most comprehensive academic programs devoted to the creative arts in Northern California. Comprised of seven disciplines in the media, performing, and visual arts, the college provides unique opportunities for specialized focus, collaboration, interdisciplinary learning, and multidisciplinary pursuits.

Academic programs encompass creative practice, theoretical and critical studies, historical studies, fine arts, applied arts, and arts education. The college supports programs that stress both original and interpretive forms of the arts, as well as those emphasizing traditional and innovative pursuits. High standards of professional accomplishment are stressed while maintaining a commitment to liberal arts curricula. A major goal is the education of students who will become significant creators, scholars, educators, and facilitators in creative arts who are capable of making major contributions in our urban, national, and global environment.

The college seeks to continue its long history of relationships with varied audiences, communities, and professionals throughout San Francisco. On-going affiliations, creative and scholarly dialogues, and applied projects have been established between college departments and leading independent artists, museums, galleries, performing arts locations and groups, design industries, radio and TV sites, cinema production centers, emerging media arts industries, public and private arts learning environments, and cultural sites serving diverse groups throughout the Bay Area. Community outreach programs, internships, creative productions, and symposia contribute to these relationships. A substantial portion of the college's programs highlight the unique roles and expressions of the arts in a multicultural and diverse society.

Program Offerings

Undergraduate majors and minors provide a broad introduction to the various media arts, performing arts and visual arts. Graduate programs stress a greater development of individual direction and focus, leading to significant professional-level creative and/or scholarly works.

Undergraduate Studies

The College of Creative Arts offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Arts

Art 10021
  Concentrations in:
    Art Education
    Art History
    Studio Art
    Art History and Studio Art

Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts 06051

Cinema 10101

Dance 10081

Drama 10071

Industrial Arts 08393

Music 10051

Bachelor of Music 10041

Bachelor of Science

Industrial Design 08391
    Concentration in Product Design and Development
    Concentration in Industrial Technology

Visual Communication Design 06012

The College of Creative Arts offers the following graduate degrees:

Master of Arts

Art 10021

Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts 06051

Cinema Studies 10101

Drama 10071

Industrial Arts 08393

Music 10051

Master of Fine Arts

Art 10022

Cinema 10102

Theatre Arts
    Concentration in Design/Technical Production 10072

Master of Music 10041

Resources and Facilities

The college occupies two buildings devoted to creative arts purposes. Many of the spaces in these buildings are of special design to meet the needs of the college's programs. There are five performing arts auditoria, including McKenna Theatre (seats 701, with proscenium stage, orchestra pit, fly system and 35mm projection and video system), Knuth Hall (seats 322), Little Theatre (seats 253), Studio Theatre (seats 78, with thrust stage), and the Brown Bag Theatre (seats 55, black box design). The film and video Coppola Theatre seats 146.

The Art programs include the 3,200 sq. ft Art Gallery with rear projection screen and curatorial rooms and the new Martin Wong Gallery. The department houses a slide library of over 100,000 slides and a printmaking archive of 500 works.

Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts programs have access to cable radio KSFS, San Francisco cable TV Channel 27, three TV studios, a radio studio, a sound recording studio and digital video editing and interactive media laboratories.

Cinema programs feature a shooting stage, four sound studios, animation studio, twenty-five editing rooms, multimedia production areas, and a media study center.

Design and Industry facilities include digital laboratories for graphic design, interactive media, CAD, 3-D surface and solid-modeling computer graphics, and computer-aided manufacturing/rapid-prototyping.

The School of Music and Dance has dedicated large and small ensemble rehearsal spaces, three piano laboratories, a large number of practice rooms, an electronic music laboratory, and a dance studio with projection booth and foldout seating.

The Theatre Department, in addition to four theatres, includes a scene and paint shop, costume shop, properties shop, lighting laboratory, and sound design laboratory.

The college supervises the Computer Laboratory used by classes throughout the college.

For information on Creative Arts productions, exhibits, and symposia, refer to the Performing, Visual, and Media Arts section of this Bulletin or go to http://creativearts.sfsu.edu.



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