|College Administrative Offices||Office||Telephone|
|Dean of the College||Keith Morrison||CA 351||338-7618|
|Associate Dean||Derek Hunt||CA 351||338-7620|
|Director, Creative Arts Technical Services||Dan McGough||CA 137||338-1464|
|Director of Communications||Paul Dorn||CA 139||338-1442|
|Art||Sylvia Solochek Walters||FA 265||338-2176|
|Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts||Philip Kipper||CA 201||338-1788|
|Cinema||Patricia Amlin||FA 245||338-1629|
|Dance||Jerry Duke||CA 101||338-2062|
|Design and Industry||Wan-Lee Cheng||FA 121||338-2211|
|Inter-Arts Center||Jim Davis||CA 354||338-1478|
|Music||Patricia Taylor Lee||CA 214||338-1432|
|Theatre Arts||Roy Conboy||CA 103||338-1341|
The College of Creative Arts has the only academic program primarily devoted to the creative arts in Northern California. Comprised of a variety of disciplines, interdisciplines, and departments in visual, media, and performing arts areas, the college provides unique opportunities for specialized focus, collaboration, interdisciplinary learning, and multidisciplinary pursuits.
Academic programs in the college encompass all aspects and forms of the arts, including 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 throughout the college. A major goal of the college is the education of students who will become significant creators, scholars, educators, and facilitators in creative arts areas and capable of 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 various faculty and departments in the college 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, cultural sites serving diverse groups, and related contexts throughout the Bay Area. Community outreach programs, internships, creative productions, and frequent symposia on a range of vital issues of concern to our community constituencies contribute to further 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. In addition to the commitment to development of professional artists, scholars, facilitators, and arts educators, the college also strives to maintain a significant contribution to the unique ways in which the creative arts can serve as primary agents in a quality liberal arts education.
Undergraduate majors and minors provide a broad introduction to various fine arts, design, and communication arts disciplines. Graduate programs stress a greater development of individual direction and focus, leading to significant professional-level creative and/or scholarly works.
The College of Creative Arts offers the following undergraduate degrees:1
The College of Creative Arts offers the following graduate degrees:1
Cinema Studies 10101
Creativity and Arts Education 10011
Interdisciplinary Arts 10011
Industrial Arts 08393
Radio and Television 06031
With the new five-story Fine Arts Building, the college now occupies three 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 and is equipped with 35mm projection plus video Tularia system), Knuth Hall (seats 322), Little Theatre (seats 253), Studio Theatre (seats 78 and features a thrust stage), and the Black Box Theatre. The film and video Coppola Theatre in the Arts and Industry Addition seats 146.
Broadcast programs have access to cable radio KSFS, cable TV, three TV studios, radio studio, and sound recording studio. Cinema programs in the new building feature a 50' x 50' shooting stage, four sound studios, animation studio, twenty-five editing rooms, multimedia production areas, and a media study center.
The Art Department has recently upgraded facilities in all of its studio areas, and also features the new Art Department Gallery in the FA Addition. The gallery is professional in scope, and composed of 3,200 sq. ft., which includes a rear projection screen for projection installations, and gallery preparation and curatorial rooms. The Art Slide Library is comprised of over 100,000 slides, and the Art Department's Printmaking Archives has a collection of 500 works of historic and contemporary prints, photographs, drawings, and artist's books.
The Dance Department features a Multimedia Dance Studio with projection booth and foldout seating. The Inter-Arts Center supervises the Intermedia Laboratory which includes video and audio equipment, plus the MAC Laboratory (used by classes throughout the college), and the Advanced Computer Imaging Center. The Music Department also has an Electronic Music Laboratory.
The college's Arts Bridge to College Program provides opportunities for high school students to attend college classes in the arts at low cost. The program goal is to encourage advanced studies in the arts for high school students.
For information on Creative Arts productions, exhibits, and symposia, refer to the Performing, Visual, and Media Arts section of this Bulletin and www.sfsu.edu/~allarts/. Consult Index for page reference.
1The numbers following the degrees are used by this university to identify the programs indicated. These numbers must be used on the application for admission, registration forms, application for graduation, etc.