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Mission Statement

Scholars and artists in the academic discipline of Performance Studies look at performance across all aspects of social life, from the performing arts to everyday life. We seek the knowledge performance reveals about human experience and culture.

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M emphasizes collaborative research and creative activity in music and theatre, including devised performance, performance technology, ethnomusicology, and performance theory. At the graduate and undergraduate levels, we strive to cultivate the analytical, interpretive, and creative skills that will prepare students for diverse careers in and beyond the arts.