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Minor in Performance Studies

Minor in Performance Studies

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.

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Comedy Arts Module

Comedy Arts Module

Students in the Comedy Arts Module will explore the field of comedy in fields of television, film, theatre, stand-up, prose, performance and sketch.

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Communicating Brain Module

Communicating Brain Module

The Communicating Brain module gives students a deep appreciation for the tools used to study the brain and how it gives rise to typical and atypical communication abilities.

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Creating the Musical Module

Creating the Musical Module

Students will explore the arts of book writing, lyric writing and composition, while also cultivating an understanding of what constitutes effective and healthy collaboration in Music Theatre.

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Health Communication Module

Health Communication Module

Principles of health communication will be applied and examined in the context of their impact on patient safety, individual and population health outcomes, and organizational workflow in healthcare systems.

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Performance and Activism Module

Performance and Activism Module

The Performance and Activism module explores how modes of performance inspire and generate activism toward human rights in areas of freedom of expression, environmental and economic justice, gender rights, and political equity.

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Playwriting Module

Playwriting Module

Responding to the heightened enthusiasm for the generation of new works in the SoC, the Playwriting module is designed to nurture a community of playwrights, ultimately preparing them to present themselves effectively to the profession.

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Sound Cultures Module

Sound Cultures Module

The Sound Cultures module explores the interdisciplinary field of sound studies with attention to sound as cultural expression, creative practice, and a key component in the study of performance as communication.

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Theatre for Young Audiences Module

Theatre for Young Audiences Module

The Theatre for Young Audiences module will allow students to heighten the synergy between active student groups, Evanston and Chicago community and professional companies, production work, and coursework.

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