Performance Studies Major
Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.
Program Requirements (12 units)
All courses for SoC majors, minors, fields of concentration and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.
Introductory Courses (2 units)
|PERF_ST 101-0||Modes of Performance|
|PERF_ST 200-0||Introduction to Performance Studies|
|PERF_ST 203-0||Performance Culture and Communication|
Advanced Courses (2 units)
A minimum of 2 other 200-level courses in the department, chosen from:
|PERF_ST 210-1||Performance of Poetry|
|PERF_ST 210-2||Performance of Narrative Fiction|
|PERF_ST 220-0||Sound Cultures|
|PERF_ST 224-0||Adapting Narrative for Group Performance|
|PERF_ST 230-0||Food and Performance|
Production Courses (0 units)
|PERF_ST 119-0||Production Laboratory (1 quarter)|
|One performance studies course with a studio lab component (minimum 20 lab hours per term). Consult with your academic advisor for lab component options.|
Additional Courses (8 units)1
|PERF_ST 326-1||Performance Art (required)|
|1 course chosen from the following to fulfill the departmental diversity requirement:|
|Performance in Asian America|
|Transnational Flows of Performance|
|Sonic Practices of the Middle East and North Africa|
|Performance and Race|
|Performance in Latin America|
|Contemporary Middle Eastern Performance|
|Performance of Women of Color|
|Yoga: Practice, History, and Politics|
|Queer and Trans of Color Critique|
|Blacktino Queer Performance|
|Human Rights & Performance|
|4 additional 300- or 400-level courses in the department 2|
|2 additional performance-focused courses from any department in the School of Communication|
Additional Requirements (30 units)
Distribution Requirements (18 units)
18 courses outside the school, including 2 from science, mathematics, and technology; 3 from individual and social behavior; and 3 from humanities and fine arts. In addition, 6 courses must be at the 200 level or above.
Electives (12 units)
Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units of credit.
Honors in Performance Studies
Performance studies majors may apply in their junior year to participate in the departmental honors program. The program is intended to provide highly qualified students with an opportunity to complete a substantial research investigation; to introduce students to graduate-level, faculty-mentored research; and to provide formal honorary recognition to students who have excelled in coursework and in independent research. More information is available from the department office.