Postgraduate Research in Performance Studies

Performance Studies focuses on the broad spectrum of performance practices, including theatre, spectacle, dance and ritual. It draws on a range of disciplines including anthropology, history, sociology, semiotics, architecture,and theatre studies in order to analyse, theorise and understand performance, in all its variety, as complex cultural process.

The Department of Performance Studies offers a vibrant, collegial environment for postgraduate research. Among its substantial assets are the Rex Cramphorn Studio and an audio-visual studio.

The department holds copies of completed theses; they are also available through the Rare Books Collection of Fisher Library.

Postgraduate students are expected to attend, and to contribute to, the weekly postgraduate Research Seminar. Each student should aim to present a paper to the seminar each semester.

Some graduates move into professional theatre and dance, while others adapt their acquired expertise to inform their careers in a range of sectors such as law, medicine, PR, film and television, arts policy and management or event management.

For more information, visit the Department of Performance Studies website.

Performance Studies postgraduate research programs

Click on the relevant link below for information about admission requirements, fees and how to apply.

Contacts

Chair of Department

Laura Ginters
Phone Number +61 2 9351 6849
Email laura.ginters@sydney.edu.au
Web Staff Page
Address Room S108B
A20 - John Woolley
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Paul Gregory Dwyer
Phone Number +61 2 9351 6850
Email paul.dwyer@sydney.edu.au
Web Staff Page
Address Room S102
A20 - John Woolley
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia