College of Creative Arts

College Administrative Offices Office Telephone
Dean of the College Keith Morrison CA 251 338-7618
Associate Dean Wan-Lee Cheng CA 251 338-7620
Director, Creative Arts Technical Services Brian Weiner CA 129B 338-1464
College Directory
School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Telephone
Art Sylvia Solochek Walters FA 265 338-2176
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Philip Kipper CA 133 338-1788
Cinema Stephen Ujlaki FA 245 338-1629
Design and Industry CeCe Iandoli FA 121 338-2211
Interdisciplinary Digital Arts Jan Millsapps FA 439 338-2518
Music and Dance Roger Woodward, Director
Ronald Caltabiano, Associate Director
CA 140 338-1344
Theatre Arts Roy Conboy CA 103 338-1341

College of Creative Arts

Statement of Mission

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 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. A major goal is the education of students who will become significant creators, scholars, educators, and facilitators in creative arts 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 constituencies 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. The college 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.

Program Offerings

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.

Undergraduate Studies

The College of Creative Arts offers the following undergraduate degrees:1

Bachelor of Arts

Art 10021

Cinema 10101

Drama 10071

Dance 10081

Industrial Arts 08393

Concentration in Product Design and Development 08393

Music 10051

Radio and Television 06031

Bachelor of Music 10041

Bachelor of Science

Industrial Technology 08394

Bachelor of Vocational Education 08395

The College of Creative Arts offers the following graduate degrees:1

Master of Arts

Art 10021

Cinema Studies 10101

Drama 10071

Industrial Arts 08393

Music 10051

Radio and Television 06031

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 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 Fine Arts Building 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 Fine Arts 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 Art Department Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. 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 college 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 School of Music and Dance features a Multimedia Dance Studio with projection booth and foldout seating. It also has an Electronic Music Laboratory.

The college's Arts Bridge to College Program provides opportunities for high school students to attend college classes 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 or go to

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.