Specialized facilities and instructional spaces support meaningful educational and extra-curricular experiences.
Creative Arts Building
Brown Bag Theatre
The 55-seat Brown Bag Theatre is a black box theatre used almost entirely by the Brown Bag Theatre Company, a class that teaches the repertory experience.
The 218-seat Little Theatre is a smaller proscenium stage with fly system and film/video projection systems.
The 701-seat McKenna Theatre is a proscenium stage with orchestra pit, fly system and film/video projection systems.
The 90-seat Studio Theatre is a modified thrust stage with fixed grid.
Among the largest television studios of its kind in Northern California, Studio allows students and faculty to produce a full range of public affairs, dramatic and entertainment programming.
Studio 3 is a state-of-the-art facility for television news production.
Fine Arts Building
August Coppola Theatre
Classes and screenings of major motion pictures are held at the 150-seat August Coppola Theatre with Dolby surround-sound system and 16mm, 35mm and video projection capabilities. The building boasts a huge film sound stage, as well as an animation studio, recording and mixing rooms, and film- and sound-editing labs.
Fine Arts Gallery
The Fine Arts Gallery is staffed by Art Department students, working in a professional gallery environment. Regular shows include the Annual Stillwell Student Art Show, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions and faculty exhibitions, as well as various topical exhibitions.
Martin Wong Gallery
The Martin Wong Gallery provides undergraduate artists opportunities to exhibit visual works, in a professional context.
The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives
The Poetry Center was founded in 1954 with a gift from poet W.H. Auden. It is one of the most long-lived and nationally renowned literary arts institutions in the United States. With its companion project, The American Poetry Archives, the Center has amassed well over 2,000 original recordings of poets and writers reading from their works. It represents an irreplaceable collective record of the past half-century of American literary accomplishment.
The Marvin L. Silverman Jewish Studies Reading Room
The reading room includes academic, reference and historical books on Jewish subjects, including texts of Talmudic and Jewish law, histories of Israel written in Hebrew, books on historic Jews of America, facsimiles of early editions of the Talmud and encyclopedias, and the "Encyclopedia Judaica."
The Sutro Egyptian Collection and the Museum of Ancient Civilizations
The Sutro Egyptian Collection consists of more than 700 ancient Egyptian artifacts including a unique triple-nesting sarcophagus set and a well-preserved mummy. The Museum of Ancient Civilizations contains several collections: the Socebran Etruscan Collection, Lindgren coins, and gifts from the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. Each year the Museum Studies exhibits class presents a public exhibition of the Collection, attracting people from throughout the Bay Area, including more than 1,000 sixth graders, who visit as part of their curriculum.
English Tutoring Center
The English Tutoring Center (ETC) provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in English composition, reading, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Working one-on-one with tutors, students learn and practice the writing, reading and proofreading strategies necessary for critical, college-level writing. By enrolling in English 112, Reading and Writing Techniques, students receive one unit of credit for meeting with their tutors weekly for one semester.
Teaching and Learning Laboratories
Student Computer Lab
Humanities Building, Room 407
Critical Thinking Lab
Humanities Building, Room 391
Faculty Computer Laboratory
Humanities Building, Room 405
Adán E. Treganza Anthropology Museum
The Adán E. Treganza Anthropology Museum was founded in 1968 and named in honor of the founder of the department. It houses large collections of archaeological and ethnographic specimens from Africa, Oceania, Asia, and North America and small collections from Central and South America. There are also collections of photographs, tapes, and phonograph records from Africa and Europe. There is an archive of field notes and other materials associated with the collections. The museum offers opportunities and materials for student research and internships in archaeology and ethnology.