UNC DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
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
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.