Regardless of concentration students takes 20 units worth of foundational courses on the history of their artistic form, theory and practice of community-based art making, and behind-the-scenes production work. Students in all three concentrations enroll in our year-long capstone course, where they design an independent original work of either artistic, scholastic or community-engagement. The remaining units are specific to the technical training for the concentration.
Each semester, our season has a mix of public concerts, showings, and master classes on-campus as well as performances and collaborative community-based workshops off-campus. All department-sponsored ensembles and productions are open to USF students of any major or minor, as well as staff, faculty, and alumni. Our dance, music, and theater technique/studio classes are open to students at all levels.
What Can I Do With a PASJ Major?
PASJ develops artistic, scholarly, and practical skills to prepare 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.