Students concentrate their course of study in dance, music, and theater; all of which require 20 units of foundational courses on the history of their respective artistic form, on theory and practice of community-based art making, and on behind-the-scenes production work.
Students in all three concentrations take a year-long capstone course, where they design an independent, original project based either in artistic design, scholastic research, or community-engaged work. The remaining units are specific to the technical training for the concentration.
Each semester on-campus, our season has a mix of public concerts, showings, and master classes. We have performances and collaborative community-based workshops off-campus, as well. Our dance, music, and theater technique/studio classes are open to students at all levels. All department-sponsored ensembles and productions are also open to USF students of any major or minor, as well as staff, faculty, and alumni.
What Can I Do With a PASJ Major?
PASJ develops artistic, scholarly, and practical skills to prepare you for a variety of career options that involve performance of all kinds. Our alumni have gone on to become professional performers, choreographers, directors, recording artists, arts therapists, theater technicians, educators, and more.