Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance


A message from the department Chair

Dave Mickey 

The faculty, staff, and administration in the Department of Theatre & Dance at California State University, Fullerton are fully committed to the health and well-being of every student in our program, as well as to the quality and outcomes of our instruction and curriculum. We believe that every one of our students is an important member of the Titan Family, and we strive to empower our them while also acting for the greater good of every citizen, regionally and nationally.

As we look forward to fall, the Department of Theatre & Dance is ready to meet the challenges this new semester may bring, and we remain committed to offering innovative academic solutions and unique co-curricular experiences for the Fall 2020 semester. Although many theatre and dance courses require students to interact and collaborate in close proximity, our faculty are working on creative and dynamic ways to engage learning on all platforms by incorporating new technologies into their curriculum while also being mindful of the potential need for continued social distancing practices in accordance with health and safety guidelines set by Governor Gavin Newsom and CSUF President Fram Virjee.

As Titans of the Arts, we know the importance of flexibility, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism and, above all, resiliency. We are all in this together, and we are 100% committed to you and your educational goals during this period of uncertainty. You are the actors, designers, performers, dancers, choreographers, and more who will shape the arts of tomorrow in ways we have yet to imagine. Move forward towards your future this fall and join us for a semester of possibility.

For the latest information and for specific announcements regarding curricular instruction, visit our Theatre and Dance websites often.


Dave Mickey
Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

2020 CSU Fullerton Musical Theatre BFA: Opening Up
Presenting the 2020 Musical Theatre BFA graduating class from California State University, Fullerton singing "Opening Up" from Waitress.


Gabbie Adner, Seann Altman, Sidney Aaron Aptaker, Brianna Clark, Natalie Giannosa, Dillon Klena, Lauren Louis, Marlon James Magtibay, Amanda Neiman, Jessica Pierini, Steven Ruvalcaba, Corinn Szostkiewicz

Arrangement and Vocal Mixing by:   Corey Hirsch
Video Production by:   Cody Jay
Artwork by:   Madison Shafer Art

All College of the Arts Departments offices are running virtually via email, websites and zoom.
Below please find a list of important College of the Arts contacts to assist you: 

Office of the dean

Dale Merrill: Dean, College of the Arts

Arnold Holland: Associate Dean, College of the Arts

Maricela Alvarado: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, College of the Arts

Christopher Johnson: Budget Coordinator

Heather Guzman: Assistant to the Dean

Julie Bussell: Director, Marketing & Patron Services

Stephanie Tancredi: Box Office Manager


School of Music:  
Katherine Powers, Director • Sue Winston, Administrative Coordinator
Faculty and Administration Directory
These communication methods are checked daily:
School of Music Email and phone (657) 278-3511

Department of Theatre & Dance:  
Dave Mickey, Chair • Hilda Aboytia, Administrative Coordinator
Faculty and Administration Directory These communication methods are checked daily:
Dept. of Theatre & Dance (Theatre) Email and phone (657) 278-3628
Dept. of Theatre & Dance (Dance)  Email and phone (657) 278-3628

Department of Visual Arts
Jade Jewitt, Chair • Gail Dawson, Administrative Analyst
Faculty and Staff DirectoryOpens in new window
These communication methods are checked daily:
Deparment of Visual Arts: Email and phone (657) 278-3471


Please visit the Student Success CenterOpens in new window page for all advising contacts and further information.

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