Department of Performance Studies Graduate Programs Open House


Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, and other modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers M.A. and Ph.D. students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'.

Join members of faculty and staff for a virtual open house to learn more about our programs, the application process, and if PS is the right fit for you! Our applications are open for Fall 2024 admission. Applications are due on January 15, 2024. Stay up to date for application reminders and other event invitations by signing up for our prospective student list.