Facts & figures
Arts and Humanities
- #17 in the world
- QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
As one of the first tertiary performance studies departments in the world, we regularly attract international academic visitors who come to observe our unique program. Our staff are widely recognised researchers in the fields of theatre, dramaturgy, dance, community theatre, music and sport.
Some of our graduates move into professional theatre, dance, production management, drama teaching or arts administration, while others use insights from this discipline and the research skills they have acquired to inform their careers in law, medicine, public administration, social justice and foreign affairs. Many of our students undertake postgraduate study and teach at tertiary level.
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We are concerned in the broadest possible way with the phenomenon of performance and the processes involved in its production and reception. Some of our areas of expertise include:
The Rex Cramphorn Studio is used by professional artists who work with our staff and students to facilitate research in performance studies. Stay up to date and read about the Rex Cramphorn Studio artist-in-residence program.
Our annual department journal, About Performance, provides a forum for analysis, theory and critique by academic researchers and performance makers. We welcome articles that bring theoretical perspectives derived from other disciplines to bear on performance practice.
Distributed by Sydney University Press through its online e-store, digital or print copies can be puchased here.
Editor: Tim Fitzpatrick
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