Professional Affiliations & Internships
Theatre Arts majors also have access to numerous opportunities with professional companies connected to the department. Our alliance with the award-winning San Jose Repertory Theatre provides students with access to professional instruction and experience in the theatre. San Jose Rep staff and guest artists frequently lecture or teach courses in playwriting, design, directing, acting and educational theatre. Students have the opportunity to pursue professional internships in acting, directing, dramaturgy, stage management, production design, development, arts marketing and more. This affiliation between SJSU and San Jose Rep offers students the opportunity to work closely with top professionals in the field, gaining insight into the art and operations of a professional regional theatre through close interaction with members of the theatres staff. Through this partnership, students learn what the art form of theatre means to the life of a community, and how the life of a community enriches its theatre.
Spartan Film Studios at San Jose State University is a truly unique creative/artistic instructional program and innovative media production facility operating in Silicon Valley. Since its inception in 2005, Spartan Film Studios has provided university students, under the direction of expert instructors and industry professionals, a full range of film production experience that has resulted in multiple feature length and short subject films.