Critical Studies in Theatre and Performance Cluster Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

A minimum of three courses constitute the cluster requirements. Cluster students are required to take one of the methodology courses offered by the collaborating programs:

  • Theatre and Drama 501 Research Methods
  • Performance Studies 518 Problems in Research

If a student chooses to take both courses, the second will count toward the required three. In addition, students will choose one or more classes from any 400/500-level course offered in Theatre and Drama or Performance Studies including, but not limited to:

  • Theatre and Drama 502 Topics in Theatre
  • Theater and Drama 503 Interdisciplinary Studies in Theatre and Performance
  • Theater and Drama 546 Studies in Theatre
  • Theatre and Drama 441  Studies in Modern Theatre and Drama
  • Theatre and Drama 448 Studies in American Theatre and Drama
  • Performance Studies 509 Performance and Pedagogy
  • Performance Studies 515 Topics in Performance Studies
  • Performance Studies 516-1 Critical Performance Ethnography (Theory)
  • Performance Studies 516-2 Critical Performance Ethnography (Methods)

The list of applicable courses will vary from year to year and will often include classes taught under the auspices of English, Gender Studies, African American Studies, Theatre, and Comparative Literary Studies.

In addition to these course requirements, students are expected to attend or participate in a minimum of five cluster-sponsored professional development workshops and/or lectures over the course of their graduate career.