Performance and Performance Studies

Pratt Institute

24 months
57360 USD/year
57360 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Performance and Performance Studies (P+PS) MFA program at Pratt Institute seeks dedicated, interdisciplinary students determined to delve deeply into the field of performance studies and art practice in one program. 


Performance and Performance Studies (P+PS) at Pratt Institute is a small and intensive graduate degree program for students seeking to maximize and individualize their graduate experience and draw on the rich performance and cultural worlds of Brooklyn and greater New York City. Pratt has long been internationally known for studio programs with strong liberal arts components; the Performance and Performance Studies (P+PS) program is designed to enable students to take full advantage of an increasingly vibrant intersection of performance practices and theory.

Learning outcomes

The program also emphasizes internships, community-based practice and multifaceted support for careers in the performing arts and academia. As a new program, Pratt’s Performance and Performance Studies (P+PS) MFA provides an innovative model for a range of creative thinkers and makers. We encourage interaction between our students and eminent makers in the field through symposia, workshops, and presentations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Performance Studies
  • Introduction to Performance Practice
  • Workshop W/Visiting Artist-In-Residence -Residence
  • Performance Across Cultures
  • Critical Writing for Performance and Performance Studies
  • Thesis/Project Workshop I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate students must file the application using our online system. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Transcripts: a scan of your official transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. Request an official copy from your school, either digitally or physically, scan it, and upload it. 
  • International students must have all transcripts translated into English by a certified translation service.
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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