Your Help Will Ensure the Show Does Goes On ...


“It’s no exaggeration to say that I would not have a Tony award sitting above my desk right now had I chosen to train elsewhere. UC San Diego provided me with invaluable opportunities and connections in addition to the skills, confidence and artistic growth that allowed me to fully seize those opportunities.”

--Paloma Young, M.F.A. ’06, costume designer Recipient of a
2012 Tony award for her work on “Peter and the Starcatcher”


Student productions in the division’s Theatre & Dance department are integrally tied to curriculum: Hands-on, collaborative work provides a fertile environment for students to make significant contributions on all aspects of a production, from lighting and sound design to acting, dance, directing and choreography.


Thanks to their experience in student productions and the training they receive, our alumni make significant contributions in film, television, Broadway, off-Broadway and at major regional theatres. Your help is critically needed to help continue the valuable training experience students need, including funding actual productions and associated program expenses.


“Our stages are our laboratories. Student production is the incubator of creative new work. It is the core of our academic mission and the foundation of our reputation as one of the best Theatre & Dance departments in the nation.”

-- Jim Carmody, Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance


UC San Diego is considered one of the top three graduate theatre training programs in the country, offering MFA degrees in acting, design, directing, playwriting, stage management and the new areas of dance theatre and sound design, as well as a Ph.D. in theatre. Private support will ensure that students can continue to collaborate through student productions, and add artistically to the field.

Please consider making a gift to the Student Production Fund. Together, we can ensure that the show does go on.


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