PSE: Performance Studies Experience

PSE: Performance Studies Experience

PSE: Performance Studies Experience


This series is designed to address the unique needs of performance studies majors. These undergraduate information sessions help to ensure a smooth transition to and journey through the Performance Studies university experience. Presentations will provide a continued awareness of campus resources for new and continuing students, highlighting existing programs and campus resources. PSE features collaborations between faculty, school and university staff, and student leaders to provide support for study away planning, career development, engagement in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, academic research, academic resources, and more. 

Spring 2021

Arts Funding & Grant Writing Workshop | Jan. 15th

If you’ve found the fellowship of your dreams and need some help with your application, or are just starting to explore grant opportunities to support your creative endeavors we’ve got you covered!

On Friday, January 15th at 10:00 AM, join our Arts Funding Workshop for grants and fellowships. Lily Hung, The Director of the TOCD, will be giving us an inside look into the process of successfully applying for grants. From beginning to end, we will learn how to create a personal statement, budget, and other materials that are essential to the application process. 

Notes from the workshop.

Getting your work published |Feb. 11th

When: Thursday, Feb. 11th at 10 am ESY

Who: Professor Fred Moten and Professor Barbara Browning

Where: NYU Zoom - Registration to come! 

Join Professor Moten and Professor Browning as they discuss their experience and their process for getting their work published whether it be an article or new book. 

Register Here

PRAXIS, INC 2021 | March 6th

PRAXIS, INC: Innovate, Network, Collaborate is the department's annual community event in which we invite current students, faculty and alumni to come together and share their skills in the field of Performance Studies, engage in important conversations, and stay connected with colleagues and peers.

Praxis includes a wide range of programming like visual artwork, practicum workshops, discussion panels and informational sessions. Some programs which students and alums have led in the past include: self scripted choreography, a film installation inspired by amusement parks, and a talk on publishing without an agent.

Stay tuned as we will be sharing the schedule for this year's workshops soon! 

How to build a career in visual art spaces (through performance studies) | March 25th

How to build a career in visual art spaces (through performance studies)

Thursday, March 25, 10AM

Trained as an art historian, Christina Yang shares her over 25 year path as a contemporary art curator specializing in emerging artistic practices across new media, film/video, performance art, pedagogy, social practice, and experimental dance. Geared as a practical workshop, she will present her "top ten job-finding and career building" tips as prompts for participants to bring their own questions and real-world scenarios to the session. Topics across internships, unpaid/underpaid labor, hierarchy/management, DEIA, and collaboration will be addressed. While focusing on museums, multidisciplinary centers, and alternative spaces, opportunities in gallery work, publishing/journalism, independent practice, and education will be addressed. How advanced scholarly (Ph.D level) studies fits into these paths will also be discussed. 


TOCD Job Search Strategies Workshop | April 2nd

Who: Tisch Office of Career Development

When: April 2nd at 10:00 am EST

Where: NYU Zoom

Join Courtney Echols Penn from the Tisch Office of Career Development as she shares information about the TOCD resources available to assist graduating students with their job search efforts. She will cover the basics for starting a career in the arts and managing a career during times of uncertainty. This session is geared toward graduating students, but the session is open to anyone in PS. 


Fall 2020

Study Away/Madrid Info Session | September 22nd

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22nd | 1:00 pm EST

Come talk to Assistant Director Laura Fortes, Director of Undergraduate Studies Professor Malik Gaines, and a Global Programs representative about the exciting opportunities available to you and what you need to do to get started on your global journey!

Register here for the session!


Tisch & Wasserman Career Services Info Session | October 2nd

When: Friday, October 2nd at 11:00AM EST

Where: NYU Zoom 

Join PS as we welcome Lily Hung from Tisch Office of Career Development and Kate Rockey-Harris from the Wasserman Center as they discuss the different career and job services these two offices have to support students. 

Zoom info will be emailed to PS students. 

Applying to M.A. Programs | October 23rd

WHEN: Friday, October 23rd 12pm EST

This session is open to all B.A. students interested in applying to our/other M.A./graduate programs. Topics that will be discussed include creating an application timeline, registering for standardized tests such as the GRE, the Performance Studies M.A. application process, crafting an effective statement of purpose, financial aid and funding options, and current M.A. program trends.

Register here!

Group Advising | November 17th

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17th 10:00 AM EST

Mandatory meeting for PS undergraduate students with Laura Fortes, to discuss Spring 2021 registration and other general academic progression policies and procedures.