Explore the Arts and Crafts That Make up the Presentation of Live Theatre

The CCSF Theatre Arts Department offers classes in Dramatic Literature, Performance Skills, and Technical Theatre and prepares you for transfer to upper-division theatre programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Cabaret, 2008, photo: Jeffrey Kelly

Whether you want to be a performer on the theater stage or work behind the scenes to put on the production, the Theatre Arts Department will help you build the skills needed for a career in live theatre. 

Take a class to explore an interest, or you can also pursue a major, earning an AA-T degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in either Performance or Technical Theatre. We also offer a Certificate of Accomplishment in Acting.

Outside of the classroom, you will get hands-on experience through our live productions. Performing in the historic Diego Rivera Theatre, we produce five mainstage shows annually which provide you with training in a wide range of skills necessary for the performance and appreciation of this art form.

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