New York University

Graduate School of Arts and Science/Tisch School of the Arts

Performance Studies - Doctorate


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Performance Studies - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Performance Studies is the first program in the world to focus on performance as the object of analysis—from theatre and dance to ritual and popular entertainment. Our M.A./Ph.D. program explores the ways that performance creates meaning and shapes social life. "Performance" is at the center of the theoretical, historical, and methodological courses offered in the department. Courses train students to document, theorize, and analyze embodied practices and events.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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