Students take a bow at the end of a performance
Performing Arts & Social Justice, BA


Our graduates leave USF having developed artistic, scholarly, and practical skills, as well as the ability to create the professional connections necessary to be a working artist.

Movement for Change

Clarissa Ko ‘16 started dancing at a young age. Through the support of teachers that encouraged her to create, choreograph, and direct her own pieces, she realized the richness and power of the arts. 

Clarissa Ko dances in a studio


a partial list:

  • Professional Performer
  • Choreographer
  • Director
  • Recording Artist
  • Education/Outreach Coordinators
  • MA/MFA Graduate Students
  • Theater Technicians
  • Development Directors/Program Managers
  • Community Art Facilitators
  • Teaching Artists/Activists

Graduate Schools

a partial list:

  • Academy of Art University
  • ACX Audiobook Creation Exchange
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Avaya
  • Bad Unkl Sista
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Belmar
  • Betfair US TVG Network
  • Competition Interactive
  • Design Within Reach
  • Imagination Theatre
  • Improbable Stage Company
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Marin Ballet Co.
  • Rehabilitation Through the Arts
  • San Francisco Art Commission
  • San Francisco Arts Education Project
  • Saucey
  • Secession Art & Design
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Sony Independent
  • The Young Agency
  • Theatre of Yugen
  • Uber
  • Upward Bound
  • Van Houten Music
  • Zumba
  • Zynga

Staging Justice

Nicky’s time at USF prepared them for a career engaging critically with performance art and supporting underserved voices like their own within their community.

Student pushes a street crossing button that reads Push for Peace.