I chose Performance Studies at NYU because of the incredible individualized attention that this department has to offer. From the second I expressed interest in coming to NYU, the administration and faculty were incredibly helpful and encouraging. It set the tone for the rest of my experience with everyone in this department. They go above and beyond to make sure that you are on the path for success.
Over the course of my undergraduate career, I’ve been able to work with my advisor to tailor a program that encompass all of my interests that simultaneously challenges me academically.
As a Performance Studies student, I had the freedom to double major or double minor in another field if I so desired. What an amazing opportunity to have at a school like NYU! This aspect worked out well for me, as I have a lot of different interests. For example, I was able to take courses in gender and sexuality studies, photography, religious studies, and business. The Performance Studies not only allowed me the flexibility to incorporate me into my degree, but encouraged me to.
I was more than just a student, I was a person. My decisions, thoughts, and projects were met with enthusiasm and observed with the utmost sincerity. I can’t say that happens at every university, and I am grateful to have experienced that here.
The best part is Performance Studies is a small, tight-knit department. The faculty members know me on a personal level and they are truly interested in my academic and extracurricular involvement. We all play our part on this giant stage that is New York City, your world completely changes when you are here. It’s comforting to know that I have a group of people who care about my success, who are invested in my future and have my back.
Performance Studies is everything. It is enigmatic and indefinable, yet it’s here. With the cultural magnitude of New York, you can experience performance in its true authentic form. You can walk right out of 721 Broadway after class and experience it for yourself every day. That type of immersion is unique to this department, and you will not find it anywhere else.