Frequently Asked Questions
What do students in Performance Studies study?
Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines a range of performances from dance, theatre, and music, to performance art and theatrical histories.
Students discuss cultural perspectives such as feminism, queer studies, post-colonialism, and critical race theory across the fields of anthropology, theatre, and history, popular culture, entertainment, and technology. Latin American, Caribbean, African and African American, Asian and Asian American, European, and American performance are also explored.
Is there an Undergraduate program in Performance Studies at NYU?
Can NYU students outside of the department take classes?
YES. However, students in Performance Studies have priority because of the one-year format of the program. Please note: Required courses are NOT available to external students.
Students can fill out a copy of the External Student Registration form. Inter-departmental registration is based on instructor approval and space availibility. At times, external students may need departmental clearance and their advisor to sign off on the form.