Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Information Sessions

The Faculty and Administration of the Department of Performance Studies host graduate information sessions throughout the academic year to help support our students.  Some sessions are specific to students who may be at a particular point in their degree program-others are general information sessions. All sessions are only open to students matriculating in a PS program.

Fall 2023 Calendar

Applying to Ph.D. Programs | Oct 5th

When: Thursday, October 5th 11 am-12pm

Where: PS Studio, Room 612 & Zoom

Who: Michelle Castaneda and Karen Shimakawa 

Join us for a discussion with Karen Shimakawa about applying to Ph.D. programs. Professor Shimakawa will go over the strengths of particular programs, the nuts and bolts of the application process, and what goes into a strong Ph.D. application.

Applying to/ Presenting at Academic Conferences | Oct 26th

When: Thursday, October 26th 11am - 12pm

Where: PS Studio, Room 612 & Zoom

Who: Michelle Castaneda & Misty De Berry


The session will cover some tips and tricks on conference presenting, including: the conference abstract, title, what makes a good conference paper (as distinct from a seminar paper/article), tips on presenting the paper, how to navigate Q&A, etc., and other aspects of conferencing, how to make the most of the experience.


Tisch Office of Career Development Services| NOV 2nd

WHEN: November 2nd, 11 AM

WHERE: PS Studio, Room 612

The Tisch Office of Career Development empowers artists and cultural innovators in their transition from classroom to career by facilitating the development of career skills and industry knowledge essential for success at all stages of their professional lives. Through educational programming, counseling, and career-related resources, TOCD takes a comprehensive approach in its support of students and alumni, understanding that a life in the arts is multi-faceted. A representative from the TOCD will join us to discuss the ways PS students can work with their office to prep for things like grant/fellowship application or prepare for internship interviews as well as how they help recent alumni in the transition from academics to a career in the arts. Join us to learn about the services you could be using today!

Spring 2024 Calendar

Applying for Fellowship Workshops | Feb. 5th

Time: 1-3pm EST

Location: NYU Zoom (RSVP HERE)

Description: Join this graduate info session hosted by Professor Diana Taylor and Professor Michelle Castañeda and learn about applying for fellowships. We will discuss tips for writing applications, and go over some of the main national, NYU, and external grants available to PS students for field research and dissertation writing. This session is for Ph.D. Students only.

Life After PS - Teaching Jobs | Feb. 26th

Time: 1-3 pm EST

Location: NYU Zoom (RSVP) & Room 612 (RSVP)

Description: For this in-person session, cellist, author, an PS alum Ethan Philbrick (PH.D. '18, M.A. '12) will join us for an exciting discussion about potential careers in teaching. Ethan will offer a skill and resource share about getting NYC teaching-artist and adjunct gigs, and lead us in some fun exercises to imagine what and how we want to teach.

Life After PS - Research and Arts Organizations | March 4th

Time: 1-3pm EST

Location:  Room 612 (RSVP)

Description: In this session, we will hear from PS alum Joshua Lubin-Levy (Ph.D '20, M.A. '10), a scholar, curator, dramaturg, and PS alum. Josh will share some of his experiences working with institutions like the Whitney Museum, the Abrons Arts Center, and Movement Research. He will discuss some of the different career paths that are available through local arts organizations, and answer questions about ways to get involved.

Life After PS - Performance Artist | March 11th

Time: 1-3pm EST

Location: Room 612 (RSVP)

Description: Join Professor Michelle Castañeda and PS alum Aliza Shvartz (PH.D. '20, M.A. '10) and discover ways to pursue a career as a performance based artist. 

Publishing in Academic Journals and Arts Magazines | April 1st

Time: 1-3pm EST

Location: Room 612 (RSVP) in person


Description: Join us for an info session with Professor Jeannine Tang to learn the nuts and bolts of publishing in academic journals and arts magazines. Jeannine will discuss some of the major journals in our field, how to find submission information, when to reach out to editors, and other tips.