UNC DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
The Performance Studies focuses on performance as a method of textual study, as an aesthetic event, and as a social and rhetorical act.
Exploring how performance operates as a way of knowing, of being, and of acting in our world, this area of the department offers a broad range of courses concerned with performances that occur in classroom spaces, theatre spaces, everyday spaces, and social spaces.
about the project
Teaching students how to create original performance works, use performance as a framework for analysis, and mobilize it in the service of community engagement and social justice, The Performance Studies uses performance as a means to critically engage with identity, technology, social structures, and everyday life.
Classroom experiences extend into a wide variety of performative opportunities at the co-curricular level, including seminars with visiting scholars; participation in regional and national conferences and festivals; campus performance/production work; joint ventures with local, regional, and nationally prominent authors; and social activism through performance work in the community.
PERFORMANCE STUDIES EVENT ADVERTISEMENTS
UNC Residence Hall Association
UNC Process Series