The program leading to the Ph.D. degree is designed to encourage students continually to examine the reciprocal relationships between scholarship and performance, criticism and creativity, theory and practice. Theatre and performance are considered in relation to broader cultural and historical questions.
Students entering the program have strong backgrounds in both the academic study of performance and performance practice, and the program is designed to enable the further exploration of the relationship between the study and the practice of performance. The program, strongly interdisciplinary in nature, is run by an interdepartmental committee and partakes of the resources of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the School of the Arts, the Center for Comparative Literature and Society, and such departments as Germanic Languages, Anthropology, and Classics. Because of its New York location, the program is attuned to emerging events in contemporary theatre and society.
Application deadline: December 15
For more information, please visit our Admissions information page: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/departments/theater/department.html