Welcome to the School of Music and Dance

Our music and dance faculty are comprised of world-class artists and scholars who are fully committed to serving our students as they pursue artistic and scholastic excellence.

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Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The 45-unit Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides professional preparation in dance and an opportunity to study dance performance, choreography, teaching and dance theory.

Bachelor of Music

The 72- to 73-unit Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum for students wishing to study music for specific professional purposes or for students seeking professional levels of attainment in music.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The 50-unit Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree with music as the major area of study.

Minor in Dance

The 24-unit Minor in Dance consists of 7 units of core courses and 17 units of electives on advisement.

Minor in Music

The 21-unit Minor in Music provides a foundation for a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of music.

Minor in World Music and Dance

The 18-unit Minor in World Music and Dance provides educational resources for those students interested in global perspectives of music and dance for varying careers as well as for personal enrichment.

Master of Arts in Music

The 30-unit Master of Arts in Music is for students interested in advanced Composition Studies, History and Literature or Music Education.

Master of Music

The 30-unit Master of Music degree program brings together advanced students and professional faculty in a high-level, collaborative environment.

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Ensembles provide performance and audience participation opportunities to all students at SF State.


Known for its highest standard of performance and its dedication to teaching, the Alexander String Quartet is recognized as SF State’s Quartet-in-Residence.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Music Composition/Technology/Recording

We are looking for a tenure-track assistant professor with an emphasis in Music Composition/Technology/Recording to start Fall 2015.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Wind Ensemble Conductor

We are looking for a Wind Ensemble Conductor to start Fall 2015.

Activities and Events

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University Dance Theatre

Thursday, April 9, 2015 to Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

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Academic Office

Office hours, directions and parking.