Department of Communication Studies

Performance Studies

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About the Program

This program is designed for students who:

  1. Plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Performance Studies.
  2. Seek to increase or develop qualifications in university teaching of performance studies areas.
  3. Desire to enhance teaching careers at the secondary or community college level.
  4. Seek to specialize in performance, text, and culture research/analysis to augment a variety of career plans.

Non-Thesis Option

Required:

  • 33 hours of graduate level courses with at least 12 hours in courses numbered 6000 or above.

Required Core (12 hours):

  • COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6011/6016 (48C/E/P:224) Communication Theory/Mass Communication Theory (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methodology (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212) Seminar in Performance Studies (3)

Electives (21 hours):

Research Paper and Comprehensive Exams:

  • Comprehensive Exams (no credit)
  • Research Paper (no credit)

Thesis Option

Required:

  • 30 hours of graduate level courses (includes thesis credit) with at least 9 hours in courses numbered 6000 or above.

Required Core (18 hours):

  • COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6011/6016 (48C/E/P:224 Communication/Mass Communication Theory (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methodology (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212) Seminar in Performance Studies (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299) Research (6)

Electives (12 hours):

Comprehensive Exams (no credit):

Performance Studies (20 hours of electives for non-thesis, with no more than 9 hours taken outside the department; 12 hours of electives for thesis, with no more than 6 hours taken outside the department)


COMM 5344 (48C:151g) Intercultural Communication
COMM 5346 (48C:153g) Gender Issues in Communication 
COMM 5411 (48C:122g) Language and Communication 
COMM 5444 (48C:155g) Communication, Community, and Change
COMM 5446 (48C:113g) Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric
COMM 5447 (48C:108g) Performance and Social Change
COMM 5448 (48C:110g) Cultural Performance
COMM 5490 (48C:117g) Interpreters Theatre Production
COMM 5544 (48C:120g) Digital Culture & Communication
COMM 5909 (48C:119g) Readings in Performance Studies
COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222) Seminar in Communication
COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244) Interpersonal Communication
COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222) Seminar in Mass Communication
COMM EM 5616 (48E:141g) Electronic Media: Processes and Effects
COMM EM 5633 (48E:123g) Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic) 
COMM EM 5646 (48E:121g) Electronic Media and Culture
COMM EM 5647 (48E:161g) Communication Technologies 
COMM EM 5655 (48E:131g) Electronic Media: Audience Analysis
ENGLISH 5715 (620:108g) Craft of Poetry
ENGLISH 5725 (620:109g) Craft of Fiction
ENGLISH 5740 (620:174g) Poetry Workshop
ENGLISH 5750 (620:175g) Fiction Workshop
THEATRE 5125 (490:127g) Acting Studio
THEATRE 5180 (490:155g) Theatre Management
THEATRE 5195 (490:168g) Playwriting