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History

  • Policy Number: SP.05.011
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: N. Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Bob Mayberry, Ph.D., M.F.A., Theodore Lucas, Ph.D.
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
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Purpose

The proposed bachelor of arts degree in Performing Arts Program at California State University Channel Islands will offer a broadly integrated undergraduate experience in music, drama, 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, and emphasis courses provide focused experience in a specific field within the performing arts. 

Background

Ventura County is geographically well situated for performing arts.  Los Angeles is, of course, a rich source, but Ventura County also has many performing arts venues.  Music, Dance and Theater companies abound in the area and range from amateur groups to Equity companies.  Interest in the performing arts is high in the area, and artists wishing to extend their knowledge and education in the field are numerous. Students who would like to be involved in the performing arts currently must travel to the Los Angeles area or to Santa Barbara, something not all students are able to do.  CSUCI would provide the education and experience these students require.

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Performing Arts
Academic Affairs

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The proposed Performing Arts Program at California State University Channel Islands offers a broad, integrated undergraduate experience in music, drama, 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.

Students take basic core courses in each of the three major areas of the performing arts—Dance, Music and Theater—and choose an emphasis to follow through one of these areas.

  • The Music emphasis (PAMU) provides for concentrated study in two areas: commercial music and musical theater, with special attention to current and future trends.
  • The Dance emphasis (PADA) provides for concentrated study in dance performance and musical theatre, with special attention to current and future trends.
  • The Theater emphasis (PATH) provides for concentrated study in acting,  directing and musical theatre, with special attention to current and future trends.

The Performing Arts undergraduate degree program at CSUCI has several goals, the primary of which is meeting the philosophical, educational and cultural objectives of the university mission statement.  Within this overarching goal, the program will stress interdisciplinary and the multicultural, global perspective that is the hallmark of Channel Islands programs. In addition to gaining expertise and experience in their chosen fields of theatre, dance or music, students will gain interdisciplinary experience in the performing arts, with education and experience in the intersections between the fields.  They will also develop their abilities to think critically, analyze written and visual texts, express themselves effectively in written, physical and spoken forms, and to apply multiple theoretical perspectives. The Performing Arts major will prepare students for further study and for entry into the performing arts professions.

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