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Performance and Performance Studies, Minor

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The Performance and Performance Studies Minor is a home for students who are interested in the performing arts and embodied research.


The Performance and Performance Studies Minor is designed for students who want to incorporate performance perspectives into their primary art/design/architecture/writing practice and to learn new ways of understanding how all kinds of performance – from theater, media, and music to everyday life performances – affect how we see and engage the world. The minor involves two required courses and three electives; it may be declared at any time. 

Minor Coordinators
Karin Shankar

Julia Steinmetz

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