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CSU San Marcos Academic Offerings: Visual & Performing Arts


  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts:
    • Arts and Technology Option
    • Music Option
    • Theatre Arts Option
    • Visual Arts Option
  • Minor in Art History
  • Minor in Arts and Technology
  • Minor in Dance
  • Minor in Music
  • Minor in Theatre
  • Minor in Visual and Performing Arts
  • Minor in Visual Arts


The Visual and Performing Arts Department at CSUSM provides an exciting multidisciplinary approach to the arts. A B.A. degree in Visual and Performing Arts consists of a sequence of courses presented in the framework of a dynamic experiential, theoretical and technological environment. The curriculum encourages interdisciplinary work, and collaborative as well as individual projects.

Students specialize in one area by following an "Option," which provides a series of appropriate courses, selected in consultation with a VPA advisor. The department also offers courses in dance, art history, and service learning.


To learn more about Visual & Performing Arts programs at CSU San Marcos, please visit the Visual & Performing Arts department website.