Performing Social Activism - Certificate

The certificate in Performing Social Activism allows students to consider the relationship between performance and social activism through scholarship and community engagement. The certificate includes coursework that explores how social activism occurs in and through performance, and how performance can address issues of discrimination, inequality, marginalization, and oppression. Through their course work, students will engage with issues of social activism regarding race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, class, disability, and/or the environment. They will participate in a service-learning project of their design that engages with local communities, gaining real world experience in using performance to explore and work towards social change, inclusivity, diversity, and social justice. This certificate prepares students seeking careers in the arts, politics, community organizing, international development, and the non-profit sector that are dedicated to seeking social justice.