A Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Cal State LA.

Welcome to Music Theater and Dance, a Department where you can work, play and explore the great cultural elements that make life in the city of Los Angeles so vibrant and cutting edge.  Please join our internationally recognized faculty who will expose you to arts, past and present, that shape and contextualize our lives. You will study with fellow students who challenge you in an environment designed to sustain your creativity and talent.

Our Music Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a State of California Single Subject Credential in Music.  Music students perform in venues around Los Angeles through participation in our Ensembles, Bands and Choral Groups.

Our Theater students participate annually in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the meetings of the United States Institute for Theater Technology.

Our Dance Students engage regularly as dancers and choreographers in meetings of the American College Dance Festival.

MTD offers undergraduate degrees with specializations in theatre arts and dance, music composition, commercial music, jazz studies, Afro-Latin music, music education and vocal & instrumental music. Music Faculty offer BA and BM Programs in many of these options. We also offer both MAs and, with the Department of TV Film and Media Studies, an MFA in Theater. Our Music Program offers both MA and MM degrees.