Performance Studies, M.A. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Performance Studies program offered by the University of California, Davis, encourages students to develop original dissertation research that explores and questions the artistic, social, and political ramifications of performance and the performative.


Key facts

Composed of four clusters of interest – interactive medias, cultures/ecologies, text/history, and embodiments – the Performance Studies Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis, engages students in ways of thinking about performance that are historically, politically, culturally, and rhetorically informed, using tools from theater studies, dance studies, anthropology, sociology, film studies, visual culture, linguistics, literary studies, ethnography, ethnomusicology, computer science, feminist theory and women’s studies, technocultural studies, religion, critical race and ethnic studies, critical theory, cultural studies as well as the emerging canon of performance theory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Tribal Arts
  • Seminar in Classical Art
  • Seminar in Chinese Art
  • Seminar in Medieval Art
  • Seminar in Italian Renaissance Art
  • Seminar in Visual Culture and Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or equivalent professional experience in performance may be considered.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Personal History Statement
  • A curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A sample of critical writing 20-40 pages long.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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