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Department of Theatre and Dance

Hayward Hills Campus MapDepartment Office located in the 2nd Floor of the Robinson Hall building, Room 220
Open hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept. Phone: 510.885.3118


Professor Emeritus

Thomas C. Hird (Chair), M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles



Rhoda Helfman Kaufman, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Marc Jacobs, M.F.A. California State University, Long Beach

Darryl V. Jones, M.F.A. The Boston University School of Theatre Arts


Associate Professors

Ann Fajilan, M.F.A. University of California, Davis

Nina O. Haft, M.F.A. University of Wisconsin

Eric Kupers, M.F.A. University of California, Davis


Mission Statement

Theatre and Dance, as performing arts, provide a spark that transforms a person into a lifelong student. Across the campus we offer opportunities for participation both in production and in critical examination that help students to discover, accept, and express themselves as active, enlightened persons, and to know and appreciate the work and values of others. To succeed in their performances, students master world history as well as the theories of art and esthetics by use of the everyday practices of the liberal arts, including research, writing, figuring, reasoning, and experimentation. They learn practical, usable skills. Students experience the problems of making choices while on stage and off. They learn to recognize the connection between art and life, as well as to discover their own capacities to make choices as citizens, as creators of art, and as directors of their lives.

Anyone Can Get Involved        Open to all students!

Masterclass Invitational



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