Performance Studies

The BA in performance studies integrates music and theatre. Students work with scholars and artists on the faculty who examine how social, intellectual, and historical conditions shape human expression, and pursue the knowledge performance reveals about human experience and culture. This major emphasizes artistic collaboration in composition and devised performance, while helping students develop as critical thinkers and engaged citizens. This approach to the study of the arts includes courses that focus on music theory, acting and directing, music and theatre technology, cultural history, and creating performances. Performances investigate questions, pose solutions to problems, and explore aesthetic challenges.

What do you want to do with Performance Studies?

Career ideas for Performance Studies majors

Actor, Acting Coach/Trainer, Agent, Artist, Composer, Costume Designer/Seamstress, Director, Lighting Designer, Make-up Artist, Media/Video Specialist, Producer, Public Relations, Set Designer, Theater Company Manager, Teacher, Broadway Musician, Concert Musician, Sound Recording, Symphonic Orchestra Member, Conductor, Any performance-related vocation, Music Instrument Manufacturer, Music Critic or Journalist, Music Librarian, Music Therapist, Art Administrator and more

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