Performing, Visual, and Media Arts  {SF State Bulletin 2012 - 2013}

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Performing, Visual, and Media Arts


The School of the Arts consists of five departments: Art, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Cinema, Design and Industry, Theatre Arts, and Music and Dance. Special facilities include five theatres and concert halls, two art galleries, radio and television studios, dance studios, computer laboratories, an electronic music laboratory, a film shooting stage, an automatic dialog replacement studio, Foley and other post-production areas.


Each semester, the School of the Arts presents an innovative program of events and exhibitions that features the visual, media, and performing arts. Presentations include faculty and student recitals, main stage and workshop plays and operas, dance productions, exhibitions, film and video screenings, interdisciplinary arts symposia, lectures, workshops, collaborations with professionals, and an annual festival of student films.


Student-produced radio and television programs are cablecast to the campus from the college's broadcasting studios. Student work in art, film, and design and industry is on exhibit throughout the year. Regularly scheduled music recitals and concerts feature outstanding artists, some of which are made possible through a grant provided by the May T. Morrison Foundation. Each June, the college is host to the Irving Klein International String Competition.


Students are encouraged not only to participate in the production of events but to attend a variety of programs as part of their educational experience. Discounts for students, senior citizens, SF State faculty, staff, and alumni are available.


An events calendar is available each semester from the Box Office in the Creative Arts building or by calling (415) 338-2467 and can be found at



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