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Performance Studies

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.


Program Address

Performance Studies Graduate Group
216B Art Building
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-6973
(530) 752-8818

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 1, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan C

Admission Requirements

While an M.A. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted.


QE Exception: No outside member needed


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021
(530) 554-1834 |

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2021
(530) 554-1834 |
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Cinema & Digital Media
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2021
(530) 754-2599 |

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies