Theatre & Performance Studies Program By York University | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships No
The MA and PhD programs in Theatre & Performance Studies emphasize York’s collective interest in theatre, performance, and cultural politics. Teaching will explore performance both on stage and in everyday life to highlight the cultural, political, material and ideological dimensions of performance practices – both past and present. Studying performances across a broad range of cultural contexts –in theatres, galleries, rituals, the media, the streets, the political arena, mass spectacles, interpersonal interactions etc.  – helps to capture the potential performance must frame critically-nuanced responses to public events, and thus to model politically and ethically engaged forms of public life. Students are encouraged to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of theatre and performance by taking courses, and working closely with, supervisory faculty who come from diverse backgrounds in a range of disciplines including Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, Anthropology, Business, Cinema and Media Studies, Dance Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies, Nursing, Sociology and Visual Arts. Students also have ample opportunities to engage in performance practice through coursework, workshops, and department activities. 

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COVID-19 Information:  https://coronavirus.info.yorku.ca/faqs/York University York is committed to giving a broad demographic of students access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment committed to the public good. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in the following programs:ScienceBusinessLawEngineeringHealthEnvironmental StudiesLiberal Arts & Professional StudiesEducationArts, Media, Performance, and Design York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success.Home to one of the largest and most diverse  student bodies in Canada, York has 53,000  students from 178 countries, 325,000+ alumni and leading professors who are working with 300+ university, industry and NGO partners to tackle pressing issues. Recognized as a global leader for two consecutive years in the new  Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, and number one in global joint research publications in Ontario, York is positioned to take on the  challenges that matter most.Through our leading programs and 8,500 diverse experiential education opportunities, including internships, community placements, co-ops and capstone projects, we are preparing our students for meaningful careers, long-term success and the critical knowledge to work toward a  better future.Across our multiple campuses locally, including the Keele and bilingual Glendon campuses in  Toronto, and globally in Hyderabad, India, and Costa Rica, we continue to innovate. This brings success to our students in our top-ranked Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as in the liberal arts, creative and performing arts, professional studies, health, engineering, education and sciences.We value collaboration, diversity and inclusivity. Together, we can make things right for ourselves, our communities, our planet and our future.Virtual tour campus map
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