About Theatre Arts

Do you love the theatre and acting? CCSF's Theatre Arts program offers students training in everything from acting and improv to set design and stage management.

Start your theatre career at CCSF where you will feel challenged and supported to as you push your theatrical desires to new levels.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Theatre Arts can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Actor/Actress
  • Stage Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
TH A 30 Introduction to Theatre Arts 3  
TH A 150A Beginning Acting Fundamentals 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support  
CSU GE Area E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development 3  
Additional CSU Transferable Units   3  

Total Units: 16-18

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement- select 3 units from Group 1 or Group 2 (See Counselor) 3  
CSU GE Area B4 Math / Quantitative Reasoning 3-8  
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3-4  
POLS 1 U.S. Government 3  
Additional CSU Transferable Units   3  

Total Units: 15-21

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
CSU GE Area C2 Humanities 3-5  
CSU GE Area D Social Sciences 3  
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Science 3-6  
CSU GE Area B3 Lab Activity (To Be Taken with Course from B1 or B2) 1  

Total Units: 16-23

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement (See Counselor) 3-4  
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3  
CSU GE Area D Social Sciences 3  
CSU GE Area B2 Life Science 3-6  
CSU Graduation Requirement Group 2 (See Counselor) 3  

Total Units: 15-19

View Requirements in College Catalog

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring Theatre Arts programs at the following institutions: 

  • San Francisco State University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UCLA
  • UC Irvine
  • Stanford

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.