School of Theatre, Television and Film

Student Organizations & Clubs

Very soon after coming in to the Department you will probably hear or see things having to do with the several student-run theatre clubs and organizations:

DATA - Design And Technical Artists

DATA is a new theatre organization, founded in 2013, with an emphasis towards helping Design and Tech students network and improve their craft to better prepare them for life after school.  Some of the activities members will be able to participate in include:

·      Guest speakers from various areas of the entertainment industry

·      Tech and Design workshops

·      Backstage fieldtrips to local theaters and other entertainment venues

·      Movie Nights in the theater

·      Student-run shows as designers and crew

Being a new student organization, we are always open to new members and welcome any ideas for activities or workshops you may have.  If you’d like to get involved, check out our website at or like us on Facebook at  If you have any further questions, shoot us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

IOTA ETA PI - Improv Team
Two levels of skills-training in stand-up comedy and extended improv!  The Rookie level teaches you everything you need to know about the structure of improvisation, and the Varsity team competes locally and in Los Angeles!  Come to weekly meetings, work with incredibly gifted and fun students, and participate in or observe our Evenings of Improv!

Musical Theatre Club - The Archive
Meets weekly, and every semester presents a showcase of the exceptional singing and performing talent of our undergraduates!


The Association of Independent Filmmakers at SDSU
This group helps film and television students gain experience in filmmaking and assists pre-majors with their portfolio reels.
A club that focuses mainly on students in the TFM major, but welcomes anyone interested in filming, acting, any type of video production.

Skull & Dagger
Skull & Dagger is the oldest student club on campus, dating back to the 1920’s. Its purpose is to provide the students in the Department with further opportunities to participate in theatre projects. You don’t have to be a Theatre major. All you have to do is love the Theatre and want to be involved, and join our organization. Skull & Dagger is run by your fellow students, and we elect new officers every year. Our main projects include an evening of one-act plays, a full-length play either in the spring or in the fall, various street theatre productions, and sponsorship of student productions on and off campus. We also offer a scholarship at the end of every year. There are parties and picnics as well as charity fundraisers. For more info, e-mail Peter Cirino at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Teatro Alto
Teatro ALTO is a non-profit organization that originated in the 1980s at SDSU. Literally Teatro ALTO means “heightened theatre,” and as our acronym ALTO explains we are A Liberated Theatre Organization—free of labels, free to create art and provide a voice to the burning flame within the heart of the artist. We strive to bring unique theatre to the stage, and embrace cultural diversity. We encourage our members to explore and provide input in the discipline of theatre they most desire.

The Teatro ALTO scholarship provides financial resources to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a creative arts related field—media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, and others—to assist them in beginning and completing an art project, or aiding in art-related trip expenses.

We always welcome anyone interested with open arms, so don’t be afraid to voice your creativity!


SO . . . If you plan to be an active member of the Theatre Department, you will most certainly want to be a member of one of these organizations. Whether you are interested in theatre management, publicity, design, directing, or acting, there is a place for you, as each one of their productions is produced solely by the students. It is an exciting way to get involved with the department, and an excellent way to make new friends.

Check the outside call board, the one halfway up the stairs on the way to the Main Theatre Office, for notices of meetings or activities—or leave a note in the mailboxes which are located just to the right of the Theatre Office window. Join them in their next project, or run for an office at the next election. The opportunities are as limitless as your own imagination.

They look forward to seeing you!