Performance Studies (Graduate Group)

Joe Dumit, Chairperson

Marian Bilheimer, Graduate Coordinator

Arts Group Graduate Office. 216B Art Building; 530-754-6973; mlbilheimer@ucdavis.edu; http://performancestudies.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/theatre-dance-faculty; there are over 45 affiliated faculty in departments throughout HArCS and other faculty, all of whom offer courses relevant to the discipline.

Joe Dumit, Chairperson

Marian Bilheimer, Graduate Coordinator

Arts Group Graduate Office. 216B Art Building; 530-754-6973; mlbilheimer@ucdavis.edu; http://performancestudies.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/theatre-dance-faculty; there are over 45 affiliated faculty in departments throughout HArCS and other faculty, all of whom offer courses relevant to the discipline.

Graduate Study. The Ph.D. in Performance Studies is a four-year program. In the first two years of study, students develop an understanding of performance by drawing from a range of regular course offerings in the field to identify, explore, and define a field or fields of research. Students are required to complete four core courses out of five in performance studies, and one colloquium course. Each individual program is then built from seminar and/or practice as research courses, as well as independent or group studies, developing one or more of the four strands of the program: Comparative Medias, Embodiments, Cultures/Ecologies, and History/Text. A wide range of affiliated faculty offer courses throughout the HArCS faculty, and Designated Emphases are available in Studies in Performance and Practice, African American and African Studies, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory and Research, Native American Studies, and Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units before taking the qualifying examination. No more than 12 units may be taken below the graduate level unless specifically approved by the Ph.D. graduate program advisor.

The Master of Arts degree is offered only in route to the Ph.D.

Main Program Advisor. Lynette Hunter (Theatre and Dance)

Graduate Advisors. Moradewun Adejunmobi (African American and African Studies), Emily Albu (Spanish & Classics), Susan Avila (Design), Gina Bloom (English), Maxine Craig (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies), Kriss Ravetto (Cinema and Digital Media), Henry Spiller (Music), Archana Venkatesan (Comparative Literature, Religious Studies), Hegnar Watenpaugh (Art, Art History)

Joe Dumit, Chairperson

Marian Bilheimer, Graduate Coordinator

Arts Group Graduate Office. 216B Art Building; 530-754-6973; mlbilheimer@ucdavis.edu; http://performancestudies.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/theatre-dance-faculty; there are over 45 affiliated faculty in departments throughout HArCS and other faculty, all of whom offer courses relevant to the discipline.

Graduate Study. The Ph.D. in Performance Studies is a four-year program. In the first two years of study, students develop an understanding of performance by drawing from a range of regular course offerings in the field to identify, explore, and define a field or fields of research. Students are required to complete four core courses out of five in performance studies, and one colloquium course. Each individual program is then built from seminar and/or practice as research courses, as well as independent or group studies, developing one or more of the four strands of the program: Comparative Medias, Embodiments, Cultures/Ecologies, and History/Text. A wide range of affiliated faculty offer courses throughout the HArCS faculty, and Designated Emphases are available in Studies in Performance and Practice, African American and African Studies, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory and Research, Native American Studies, and Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units before taking the qualifying examination. No more than 12 units may be taken below the graduate level unless specifically approved by the Ph.D. graduate program advisor.

Main Program Advisor. Lynette Hunter (Theatre and Dance)

Graduate Advisors. Moradewun Adejunmobi (African American and African Studies), Emily Albu (Spanish & Classics), Susan Avila (Design), Gina Bloom (English), Maxine Craig (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies), Kriss Ravetto (Cinema and Digital Media), Henry Spiller (Music), Archana Venkatesan (Comparative Literature, Religious Studies), Hegnar Watenpaugh (Art, Art History)

Courses in PFS:
PFS 200Methods and Materials in Theatre Research (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Essential research tools in theatre and related fields; bibliographies, primary sources; methods of evaluating and presenting evidence; delineating research areas in the field. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 259Topics in Contemporary Theatre and Performance (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Special topics designed to study in depth aspects of contemporary performance including performance analysis, cultural and historical context, modes of production, theoretical and political entailments, and issues of spectatorship; e.g., "Brecht and After," "British Theater," "Race and Gender in Performance." May be repeated up to 5 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265APerformance Studies: Modes of Production (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the literature of performance production in a variety of media: theatre, dance, film, video, computer-based, looking at cultural, aesthetic, rhetorical and political theory. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265BPerformance Studies: Signification and the Body (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to analysis of the body in performance, drawing on theoretical models from several fields. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265CPerformance Studies: Performance and Society (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the role of performance (broadly defined), in everyday life, sociopolitical negotiation, identity, social movements, the media, and the state. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265D Performance Studies: Theory, History, Criticism (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the theory, history and criticism, informing performance studies. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 270AIndividually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study; Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): PFS 200; (PFS 265A or PFS 265B or PFS 265C or PFS 265D); and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 270BIndividually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study; Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): PFS 200; (PFS 265A or PFS 265B or PFS 265C or PFS 265D); and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project, to produce a dissertation prospectus. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 270CIndividually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): PFS 200; (PFS 265A or PFS 265B or PFS 265C or PFS 265D); and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 290Colloquia in Performance Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Registration in Performance Studies Graduate Group and prior to Qualifying Examination. Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative new, exchange of information and make announcements. Course must be taken every year that a Performance Studies graduate is registered, prior to taking the Qualifying Examination. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s). Limited to four units per year. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
PFS 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Independent Study—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 299DDissertation Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Advancement to Candidacy. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 459Approaches to Theatre and Dance (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper; Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Advanced graduate students. Work on approaches to theatre, dance, film/video, design and performance, with a focus on methodology and professional development. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.