Mission Statement and Learning Objectives

Mission Statement

Music and dance are essential expressions of human experience.

The purpose of the School of Music and Dance is to:

  • Prepare, inspire, and motivate students for excellence in professional careers in teaching, performance, choreography, composition, research, and related fields;
  • Engage a diverse university population in experiences that foster life-long learning and a greater understanding of music and dance;
  • Provide and sustain a unique performing arts culture for the university, Silicon Valley, and the greater Bay Area;
  • Generate creative activities and scholarship in music and dance that have local, national, and international significance.

Program Learning Objectives

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance