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 will require an RSVP and may have a restriction based on topic. 

Fall 2019 Calendar

International Student Welcome | September 16 | 11:30am

with Professor Diana Taylor

WHEN: Monday, September 16, 11:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: PS Studio, Room 612

Professor Diana Taylor invites all PS international students for a gathering and lunch!

Lunch will be provided.


Applying to Ph.D. Programs | October 8 | 12:00pm

with Alex Vazquez, Director of Graduate Studies and Noel Rodriguez, Academic Director

WHEN: Tuesday, October 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WHERE: PS Studio, Room 612

This session is open to all M.A. students interested in applying to our/other Ph.D. programs. Topics that will be discussed include, the internal Ph.D. application process, crafting an effective statement of purpose, fellowship/funding options, and current Ph.D. program trends.


Syllabus Writing Workshop | November 5 | 12:30pm

with Professor Ann Pellegrini and Assistant Director of Programs Laura Fortes

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
WHERE: PS Studio, Room 612

This is an important session for M.A. and Ph.D. students applying for teaching jobs. A good syllabus reflects thoughtful course design, which begins with defining appropriate learning ​objectives. Additional considerations include the responsibilities of instructor and students. Ph.D.'s interested in applying for adjunct positions at the Department of Performance Studies are strongly encouraged to attend.