The Performance Studies track offers a base for students interested in a variety of performance forms, performance media, or in intermedial art. A concentrator in this track will study the multiple modes in which live performance articulates culture, negotiates difference, constructs identity, and transmits collective historical traditions and memories. Because Performance Studies is not primarily invested in one performance mode over another (such as theatre or dance), a concentrator will gain exposure to a broad spectrum of performance modes. Students interested in Dance studies are encouraged to explore that interest within the Performance Studies track.
Course requirements: Ten (10) required courses, two (2) of which must show geographic or cultural breadth, and be approved as such by the undergraduate concentration advisor. Performance Studies intersects with the wide variety of course offerings in Music, Visual Arts, American Civilizations, Anthropology, Africana Studies, Modern Culture and Media, and Literary Arts, among others.
For more information, please see the Undergraduate Handbook.
Students wishing to enroll as concentrators in the Performance Studies track should contact Professor Spencer Golub, who serves as the Performance Studies track advisor, in order to discuss options that will best serve their interests.