Performing Arts and Social Change

The Performing Arts and Social Change minor employs theater, dance and music to foster community-engaged learning and effect social change.

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Program Highlights

Through the Performing Arts and Social Change minor, you’ll practice creativity, critical reflection and empathy that extend well beyond the stage and into the wider community.

Dominican is one of the few universities in the nation to house a professional theater company on campus, and each year, The Marin Shakespeare Company mounts three main-stage productions in the Forest Meadows Amphitheater.

Career Paths

The Performing Arts and Social Change minor can complement a variety of majors and lends itself to careers in theater, social work, psychology and more. 

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Social Justice Major

If you are inspired to work with diverse communities to promote equity and meaningful change, the Social Justice major is where you begin your journey.

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Faculty and Staff

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Judy Halebsky, PhD

Director of the MFA Professor of English


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Julia van der Ryn, MA

Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Social Justice
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Amy R. Wong, PhD

Associate Professor of English Chair of Literature, Language, and Humanities
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Emily S. Wu

Assistant Director of Community Outreach and Project Development, Service-Learning Program Social Justice Faculty