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.

PERF 101Introduction to Performance Studies3
PERF 301Performance in World Cultures3
Select four from:12
PERF 100 to 499
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Minimum of 6 hours at 300- to 400-level.

Minimum 2.7 GPA.