San Diego State University College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

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Connecting College - Community - Career

About Professional Studies and Fine Arts

PSFA views its connection to the local and global community as a “laboratory for learning.” As the most disciplinary diverse college at SDSU, our more than 5,000 majors and nearly 300 high-caliber faculty members are engaged in the community through applied research, in-class service opportunities, public performances, and presentations that provide meaningful and real-world learning experiences for PSFA students. With seven schools, three departments, and 15 interdisciplinary centers and institutes, PSFA faculty share the common goal of advancing human knowledge and understanding while cultivating a rich environment in which students can access opportunities for growth, ask insightful questions, and experience discovery that will transform their lives. Whether through internships, faculty-led research, and/or international experience(s), the hallmark of PSFA is an educational experience that prepares each student to engage in the worldwide community upon graduation.

  • On average, PSFA places 700 students in professional internships each year
  • PSFA is the only College at SDSU to offer an International Minor
  • PSFA offers nearly 130 scholarship opportunities with a value of more than $800,000
  • The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is able to boast a 100 percent placement rate for its graduates due to relationships with global partners
  • Nearly 65 percent of all K-12 music teachers in San Diego County were educated in the School of Music and Dance
  • The School of Communication offers the only degree in Health Communication in the state
  • The School of Theatre, Television and Film is one of only two schools in the U.S. to offer an MFA in Musical Theatre