Apply to Texas A&M University’s Department of Performance Studies Master’s Program!

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University is currently encouraging applications to their M.A. program in Performance Studies. This program that provides flexible and interdisciplinary approaches to the study and practice of performance. As such, the department welcomes interest from students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Their vibrant faculty works internationally in a wide range of cultural contexts, speaks a variety of languages, and are leading scholars in performance, dance, theatre, and sound, with interests in Africana studies, religion, politics, martial arts, technology, theatre history, sound, media, folk/traditional and popular music, cultural studies, critical theory, religion, race, gender, and sexuality. M.A. students conduct historical and ethnographic research on performance. The Department of Performance Studies values performance as research and we encourage but do not require students to mount a performance as part of their M.A. theses. Graduate Assistantships, which include full tuition, healthcare benefits, and a monthly stipend, are available for qualified students.

The accomplished faculty at Texas A&M University prioritizes student achievement and professionalization and offers students in their two-year program opportunities that many programs reserve for their Ph.D. candidates. Talented M.A. students have come to the program from within Texas, across the United States, and around the world. They have delivered papers at national and regional conferences, published book reviews and journal articles, and won university and college-wide fellowships for their research and professional development. The Department of Performance Studies is committed to helping their students to where they want to go next, whether this is further graduate studies, teaching, public or private sector work, arts administration, or other aspirations.

Please submit a complete application by January 15th. Information on the application process, courses, and degree plan is available at

Texas A&M University is one of the largest R1 (very high research) universities in the United States. Its location, College Station, is a city in the heart of the Houston-Austin-Dallas triangle. It is about a 2-hour drive from Houston or Austin and a 3-hour drive from Dallas. Ranked No. 3 on Kiplinger magazine’s list of 10 Great Places to Live, it is a vibrant and dynamic city with a quality of life and low cost of living that is advantageous to the student population. Please feel free to contact Dr. David A. Donkar at 979-862-8531 or with any questions regarding the program. The Department of Performance Studies looks forward to hearing from all applicants

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