Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Program at California State University Channel Islands offers a broad, integrated undergraduate experience in music, theatre, and dance, with attention to the relatively new fields of audience and performance studies. The core courses provide the base necessary for building an educational and professional career in the performing arts.

Core courses offer experience in each of the three major areas of the performing arts—Dance, Music and Theatre—with special attention to current and future trends. Students also choose an emphasis to follow through one of the following areas:

  • The Dance emphasis (PADA) provides concentrated study in collaborative dance performance and musical theatre
  • The Music emphasis (PAMU) provides concentrated study in commercial music and musical theatre and collaborative performance.
  • The Theatre emphasis (PATH) provides concentrated study in acting, directing and musical theatre and collaborative performance.

The Performing Arts degree program stresses Interdisciplinarity and the multicultural, global perspectives that are the hallmarks of CSUCI. In addition to gaining expertise and experience in their chosen fields of Dance, Music, or Theater, students will gain interdisciplinary experience in the performing arts, with education and experience in the intersections between the fields.