I chose Performance Studies at NYU because of the incredible individualized attention that this department has to offer. From the second I expressed interest in coming to NYU, the administration and faculty were incredibly helpful and encouraging. It set the tone for the rest of my experience with everyone in this department.
Since I have arrived, that dedication and individual attention has only grown. I’ve been able to work with my advisor to tailor a program that encompass all of my interests that simultaneously challenges me academically. As a Performance Studies student, I have the freedom to double major or double minor in another field. This aspect is perfect for me since I have a lot of different interests. Performance Studies allows me the flexibility to incorporate me into my degree.
Additionally, this is a small, tight-knit department. The faculty members know me on a personal level and they are truly interested in my academic and extracurricular involvement. We all play our part on this giant stage that is New York City, your world completely changes when you are here. It’s comforting to know that I have a group of people who care about my success, who are invested in my future and have my back.
Performance Studies is everything. It is enigmatic and indefinable, yet it’s here. With the cultural magnitude of New York, you can experience performance in its true authentic form. You can walk right out of 721 Broadway after class and experience it for yourself every day. That type of immersion is unique to this department, and you will not find it anywhere else.