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Minor in Performance Studies

Course Requirements

For more information, visit the Performance Studies Minor in the NU Academic Catalog .

For policies and advising, visit SoC Undergraduate Advising.

The Minor in Performance Studies offers training for students interested in pursuing the theories, methodologies, and techniques of performance to develop artistic and/or scholarly work in other primary disciplines across the University.

The Minor in Performance Studies is satisfied through successful completion of

TWO (2) Modules in the Department. Options are:

  • Performance Studies, Analyses & Applications
  • Performance and Activism
  • Sound Cultures


Required courses
The minor requires a total of 7 units as follows:

Introductory Courses (2 courses)

  • PERF ST 200 Introduction to Performance Studies
  • GEN CMN (PERF ST) 203 Performance, Communication, and Culture

Five additional courses in performance studies or related disciplines (as approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies) and satisfactory completion of two modules in Performance Studies.

*Students pursuing the Minor are allowed to count one of their PS courses towards both of the Module Requirements.