The first and only undergraduate program of its kind in the nation, the Performing Arts and Social Justice (PASJ) Major trains young artists to create an humane and just society through their craft. Our mission is deeply aligned with the core values of Jesuit education; we see performance as a powerful tool for promoting positive change.
We seek to expose the USF community to different styles and artistic
approaches, celebrate diversity, creatively reflect on important issues
of our times, and become inspired to find the artist-activist in
The PASJ major has concentrations in dance, music, and theater, and it works as a double-major for most programs at USF, and transfer students are able to complete the major in a timely way. Our 20-unit minors
in dance, music, and theater are compatible with any major in the College of Arts & Sciences, Management, Nursing, and Education. The department offers many classes that help students from all majors and minors fulfill their Core requirements.
Performance opportunities in our department-sponsored ensembles or productions involving dance, music, and theater are open to all USF students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Most of our events are free and open to the public, but tickets must be purchased for the mainstage theater show and dance ensemble concert.