York University - Graduate Studies

Theatre & Performance Studies

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Theatre/Theater
Description:The MA and PhD programs in Theatre & Performance Studies emphasize our collective interest in theatre, performance, and cultural politics.

For us, this means teaching classes that explore performance both on stage and in everyday life in order to highlight the cultural, political, material and ideological dimensions of performance practices – both past and present. Studying performances across a broad range of cultural contexts –in theatres, galleries, rituals, the media, the streets, the political arena, mass spectacles, interpersonal interactions etc. – helps to capture the potential performance has to frame critically-nuanced responses to public events, and thus to model politically and ethically engaged forms of public life.

URL:Theatre & Performance Studies at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:*
National: $3,709

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a MA in an Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences-related subject and a B+ average or higher.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 15, 2017