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COVID-19 Updates

Undergraduate Student Advising

To maximize social distancing in order to keep our students and staff safe, we will be encouraging distance advising via Zoom or by telephone appointment.Our priority is to ensure you have all the information you need to prepare for summer and fall registration as well as answer any other questions you have.

Our advising appointments are online using ZOOM: We recommend you download this software to your computer. You do not need a camera but a headset with a microphone is recommended, but not required.

Your advisor will email you on the day of your scheduled appointment with the link to the online meeting.


How do I go about processing a Q-Drop?

How do I schedule and advising appointment? 

  • To schedule an online advising appointment you will follow the same steps as before. The online meeting information will be in the additional information part of your advising appointment.

What if I do not have access to ZOOM?

  • If you do not have the option to access ZOOM or need any accommodations please email your assigned advisor.

Advisor: Brianna Edwards  Email:

Have other questions, please refer to our Staff Directory.

Departmental Pledge for Action

     Our University leaders have called us all to action. President Young calls for action to “address the systemic racism and violence that is plaguing our nation,” actions that “will improve the lives and experiences of citizens of color.” Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity Robin Means Coleman calls for “tangible policy changes and action.” The Consortium of Chairs and Directors of Black Studies in the SEC asks us all to “imagine how best to turn our grief into productive action.” In Coach Fisher’s words, “we can’t sit this one out.” The Department of Performance Studies—its faculty, staff, and graduate students—pledges to take action toward creating a true campus community of “inclusion, anti-racism, and belonging” through its courses, scholarship and creative activities, outreach, community engagement, and events.

     The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University stands with our Black students, colleagues, alumni, and communities. We acknowledge the systemic racism pervasive throughout our society. As citizens of the University, we commit to meaningful action in this pivotal moment and to the ongoing work that anti-racism requires. We grieve for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and all Black lives lost. We see you. We hear you. We mourn with you. We stand with you because Black Lives Matter.

Matthew Gaines Initiative

     Texas A&M University has initiated a commemoration fund that will go towards the erection of a statue on campus of the late Senator Matthew Gaines who was the first African-American state senator from Washington County. Among many things, Matthew Gaines was a political activist, a long time advocate for public education, a community leader, but most importantly, he promoted the creation of The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas under the Morrill Act. Please click here to find out more information about this fund that would allow Texas A&M students to commission, construct and maintain a statue honoring Matthew Gaines and the 12th Texas Legislature on the College Station campus.

Fall 2020 Course Offerings







Graduate Student



Edudzi Sallah

Edudzi Sallah

Sallah was not only the Master’s Division winner, but also the winner of the overall 3MT competition. “This honor is fulfilling and allows me to think about my future career interests,” Sallah said.

Undergraduate Student



Mason Rausch

An interview with Mason on filming "Experience Music," her LAUNCH Undergraduate Performance Scholar Capstone.

MA in Performance Studies 

The Master’s in Performance Studies at Texas A&M University is built around a multifaceted understanding of performance. Using a wide range of qualitative methods and theoretical frameworks (from dramaturgical analysis to ethnography and phenomenology), our graduate faculty has expertise in the study of religion & spirituality, theater, media & technology, popular music, state affairs, law, diplomacy, martial arts, urbanism, dance, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. They have conducted research in the US, Ghana, Brazil, Japan, Trinidad, and Spain. The unique perspective each of our faculty brings is what makes our MA distinctive when compared to similar programs in the country.

BA in Performance Studies 

Our Bachelor's in Performance Studies provides a foundation in critical reflection, analysis, and creative practice from which students can launch a variety of careers. In their core Performance Studies courses, BA Students are immersed in performance theory, learn the craft of creating live theatrical and musical performance, and cultivate essential research and writing skills to be successful citizens, scholars, and artists in the 21st century.