Performance Studies - Minor
The minor in Performance Studies offers students the opportunity to engage the methods of performance studies and the practice of performance to enhance their other studies. In Performance Studies, we study performance on an expanded field: we investigate traditional art forms such as music, theatre, and dance, as well as a range of cultural expressions including ritual, festivals, games and sports, parades, storytelling, dress, social arts, technology, and mass media. Our courses combine scholarship and creative practice, research and performance. Performance Studies developed through a variety of interdisciplinary encounters: between theatre and anthropology, between music and philosophy, and so on. Minors in Performance Studies take up this same charge in their own courses of study, adding a performance perspective to their other academic inquiries, creative practices, and personal development.