2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jun 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

Performing Arts and Social Justice Major


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As the first and only undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S., the Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts and Social Justice (PASJ), with concentrations in Dance, Music and Theater, combines studio work, seminars, and lectures to teach students about diverse cultures, approaches to arts-activism, and arts management. We collaborate with locally based and internationally recognized artists, so that students learn first hand what it means to be a working artist who uses their craft in the cause of social justice. We strive to achieve academic and artistic excellence in the classroom, on stage, and in the community, offering students professional preparation for a variety of careers in the performing arts, as well as for further study, while working towards a more humane and just society.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Analyze principles, works and methodologies in the Performing Arts within their socio-historical contexts. 
  2. Apply conceptual and technical skills to creative practices. 
  3. Apply Performing Arts research methodologies to scholarly work. 
  4. Articulate how the Performing Arts contribute to a humane and just society.

Major Requirements (48 Units)


PASJ Required Courses (20 units)


All PASJ majors are required to take the following courses:

PASJ Elective Courses (4 units)


All PASJ majors must take two, 2-credit electives from the list below, one of which should fall outside of your specific concentration. 

  • PASJ 2XX - Stage Management
  • PASJ 2XX - Movement Lab
  • PASJ 2XX - Sound Lab
  • PASJ 2XX - Story Lab

Concentration Courses (24 units)


Students choose one 24-unit concentration.

Theater Concentration


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