Performance Studies and Your Future

Performance Studies scholars are teachers, artists, administrators, musicians, critics, writers, and journalists, radio personalities, political activists, choreographers, curators, actors, scholars, theater directors, and much, much more. This makes for an exceptionally rich community of thinkers, doers, and makers. 

Take a look at our alumni and their profiles to see where and what they are working on. We regularly welcome our alumni for our lecture series events for them to share their current projects and practice with the current PS community. 

Arts Administration; Education; Journalism; Arts Management; Arts Advocacy; Museum Administration; Corporate or Nonprofit Communications; Community Development; Marketing and Market Research; Public Relations; Media Production; Gallery Management; Social and Public Service; International and Non-Governmental Organization Work; advanced studies in theater/performance studies, arts curation, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, art history, law

Many of our students will want to pursue academic careers. In addition to performance studies programs (including our own), B.A. and M.A. students in performance studies may go on to earn advanced degrees in Theater Studies, Dance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual/Media Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work, and Law.

Performance Studies prepares students for careers in the arts as:

  • Arts Administrators
  • Art Critics, Journalists, and Analysts
  • Scholar/Artists
  • Performance Curators
  • Academics and Researchers