Performance Studies - Minor
Performance Studies is an inquiry-based field that examines relationships between performance and culture. Students study music and theatrical performance as practice and use performance as a method of inquiry. Students study traditional art forms such as music, theatre, and dance as well as a broad range of cultural expressions such as ritual, festivals, games and sports, parades, storytelling, clothing, indigenous arts, and mass media. Students also learn performance skills that enhance inquiry.
The minor in Performance Studies is 18 hours of course work designed to allow students to explore all areas of performance and develop an understanding of performance as research. The minor is open to all majors.