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Consistently ranked among the top graduate Theatre training programs in the country, UC San Diego's Department of Theatre and Dance offers Master of Fine Arts degrees in Acting, Dance, Directing, Design (Costume, Lighting, Scenic, Sound), Stage Management, and Playwriting, and a PhD in Theatre and Drama offered in conjunction with UC Irvine.
Department News and Events
Stage Management Co-Area Head Lora Powell is the Production Stage Manager of world-premiere TO THE YELLOW HOUSE at La Jolla Playhouse, helming a team featuring many students, faculty, and alums
Head of Undergraduate Acting Jennifer Chang will direct THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee MFA '12 at Roundhouse Theatre in DC
Professor Julie Burelle launches book co-written with sociologist Jean-François Côté and with Yves Sioui Durand (Wendat) and Catherine Joncas, the cofounders Ondinnok, an Indigenous theatre company based in Montreal, Canada.
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