College of Liberal & Creative Arts (CLCA)

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Funding Initiatives

LCA building rendering

Liberal and Creative Arts Building

Now under construction, this state of the art building will house the Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Department.

Students at Commencement


Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

SFSU Ensemble member performing

Ensemble-in-Residence (Alexander String Quartet)

The ASQ is a world-renowed chamber music group which provides artistic distinction to the College.

Planetarium scene

Documentary Film Institute

DocFilm connects students to professionals in the field, and offers faculty development, forums and exhibitions.

Portrait of Paul Longmore

Longmore Institute on Disability

The Institute showcases the expertise, creativity, and value that people with disabilities bring to society.

QCP film still

The Queer Cinema Project

QCP connects academic, cultural and political perspectives, fostering exchange between emerging and established filmmakers.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Stories

Sometimes it takes stepping away from a project for people to notice. That’s exactly what happened to recent San Francisco State University graduate and scholarship recipient Len Haynes, who left the music industry only to find himself on the soundtrack of a summer blockbuster.

SF State recently received a generous gift of archival comic books from donor Virginia Rue. The collection will be used for research in Professor Nick Sousanis' classes on culture and graphic novels.

In 2017, Seira Yasumatsu won a $8,000 scholarship funded by Sodexo. The award helped her to meet the challenge of supporting her 2-year old daughter while focusing on academics. Months later, a product she designed won a prestigious award.

San Francisco State University’s Queer Cinema Project (QCP), a program that encourages the production, study and promotion of queer cinema, received a $50,000 matching grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization that aims to advance social justice endeavors by supporting works in journalism, the arts, the environment, documentary film and more.

For More Information, Contact


Robert Avalos

Senior Director of Development (Liberal Arts)
Phone: (415) 338-6363


Amanda Todd

Director of Development (Creative Arts)
Phone: (415) 405-3827