Ranked number 4 in Performance Studies in the United States,
students can pursue a Ph.D. or get a Designated Emphasis in
Studies in Performance and Practice to complement the Ph.D. they
are currently pursuing in affiliated departments.
The Ph.D. in Performance Studies is a four to five year program.
In the first two years of study, students develop an
understanding of performance by drawing from a range of regular
course offerings in the field to identify, explore, and define a
field or fields of research. Students are required to complete
four core courses out of nine. Each individual program is then
built from seminar and/or practice as research courses, as well
as independent or group studies.
(4) Seminar–3 hours; term paper. Essential research tools in
theatre and related fields; bibliographies, primary sources;
methods of evaluating and presenting evidence; delineating
research areas in the field; current debates; researching,
shaping and presenting oral and written paper.