Admitted Performance Studies Graduate Students Fall 2024

Congratulations to the newest members of the NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Performance Studies community! Your talent, passion, and commitment to the field have earned you a place in our vibrant graduate program. We are incredibly excited to have you join us and explore the cutting-edge of performance studies.

Important Next Steps

  • Accept Your Offer: Secure your spot in our incoming graduate cohort! Step-by-step guide to accepting your offer can be found on the Tisch New Grad Student Welcome Page. (Deadline: April 15, 2024)

  • Questions?

    • For the MA program, contact our Student Services Administrator, Allison Brobst, at; or Administrative & Academic Director, Laura Fortes, at

    • For the PhD program, contact our Administrative & Academic Director, Laura Fortes, at

Prepare for Fall 2024

Cohort Meetings | April 24th & May 9th

Register to meet with members of the Performance Studies MA class of 2025! Exchange information, meet potential roommates, and prepare for your graduate adventure! 

  • April 24, 2024 - 1-2pm EST | Zoom Registration emailed to incoming students.

  • May 9, 2024 - 1-2pm EST | Zoom Registration emailed to incoming students.

Performance Studies Orientation | August 28th

Performance Studies Orientation (mandatory) | August 28, 2024, 10:30 - 2:00 PM, 721 Broadway, Room 612

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Breakfast with students, faculty, and staff

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Department Welcome with all faculty and staff

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Graduate Program Breakout Session

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Faculty Advising, Fall 2024 Registration*, Student Photos, and Lunch

Fall 2024 Registration

Fall 2024 Registration* 

The Fall 2024 registration advisement period will take place May 28, 2024 - June 4, 2024 and students will be able to register beginning June 5, 2024. Students will register for 3 four-credit courses (12 credits total):

  1. PERF-GT 1000, Introduction to Performance Studies (4 credits, mandatory)**

  2. PERF-GT Elective (4 credits)*

  3. PERF-GT Elective (4 credits)*

*Elective courses will be selected during registration in June and finalized with your faculty advisors immediately following orientation. Please review the Graduate Course page for elective course offerings.

**Students must enroll in PERF-GT 1000, Introduction to Performance Studies, and will be assigned to a corresponding recitation section by the department.

Please reach out to Allison Brobst at with any questions.

Next Steps | Faculty Advisor Survey

Please complete the Faculty Advisor Survey emailed to incoming students by June 15, 2024.

Upon entering the master's program, students are assigned to a faculty Academic Advisor and to Student Services Administrator Allison Brobst. The faculty Academic Advisor focuses on providing academic and professional guidance while answering any field-specific research questions. Faculty academic advisors provide a supportive academic environment and intellectual experience for each graduate student. Allison Brobst, Student Services Administrator, focuses on program requirements and tracking through the program. She can help with registration, schedule changes, transfer credits, and tracking students' degree progress.

Summer to do List

  • Submit your Student Profile by August 1, 2024. Get to know your cohort through their student profiles, and learn about the other students in the PS community. 

  • Apply for Jobs on Campus Via Handshake. All on-campus job opportunites for students are posted on Handshake. Students can find both Federal Work Study and non-Federal Work Study positions here.

  • Obtain your NYU ID Card. An NYU ID card is required to enter most buildings on campus. Please obtain your ID card before you need to access any building on campus. 

We are so thrilled they’ve joined the PS family, and we can’t wait to see them on campus in the fall! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any question to