only public university in California offering a bachelor
of fine arts degree in theatre arts with a concentration
in musical theatre.
• Faculty consists of stage, television
and film actors, professional directors, designers,
playwrights, authors, editors and casting agents.
• Students have won various awards
from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
including the National Student Playwriting Award in 1993
(for "All That He Was," by Larry Johnson and Cindy
O'Connor) and 1983 (for "The Bulldog and the Bear,"
by Richard Gordon); the John Cauble Short Play Award in
2000 (for "Supernova in Hamlet," by Kristina Leach)
and 1993 (for "The Manager," by Darrin Shaughnessy);
the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Musical
Theater Award in 1993 (for "All That He Was");
and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award in 1983 (for
"The Bulldog and the Bear").
• Cal State Fullerton is among the top 16
"Most Highly Recommended Undergraduate Programs"
in the nation, according to Performing Arts Major's College
• Theater graduates have performed roles
in many Broadway productions and national touring
companies, including "Miss Saigon," "42nd
Street," "Les Miserables" and "Ragtime."
• Two dance students were honored at the
southwest regional competition of the 2004 American
College Dance Festival for their work in performance and
choreography. One student won the Best Performance award
and the other's dance was selected to represent the region
at a national showcase festival.