Performance Studies

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of twentieth and twenty-first century performance, including in acting, directing, design and choreography. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in performance criticism, history, media, theory, and practice.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan C
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Dec 1, 2021
General: Jan 15, 2022
Space Available: Jun 1, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Marian Bilheimer
(530) 754-6973 | mlbilheimer@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Jon Rossini
(530) 754-9212 | jdrossini@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia
ycgarcia@ucdavis.edu