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You gravitate to the stage, screen or stadium.  Your passion is creating something of beauty to share with the world.  Whether your interest is theatre, music or dance, the Performing Arts program at California State University Channel Islands (CI) offers a creative, collaborative and nurturing environment where you can learn from experienced professional artists and grow as an artist yourself.

We offer:

Major

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts, with one of the following emphases:

Minor

Certificate

Your program

As a student in CI's Performing Arts Program, you will receive a broad, integrated undergraduate experience in music, theatre, and dance that will provide a strong base for a rewarding educational and professional career in the performing arts.  You'll work with fellow students, renowned faculty and special guest artists to create original works and reinvent classic masterpieces.  You'll gain exposure, expertise and experience connecting various disciplines and art forms to emerge a better artist and a more confident performer.

Your future

You'll be well-prepared for further study and for entry into a variety of performing arts professions.

Top careers include:

  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Director
  • Musician
  • Playwright
  • Professor/teacher
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Theatre critic

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.