Interdisciplinary Performance encourages students to explore creativity through a broad range of performance practices and study of subjects related to performance, including audience interaction, improvisation, and dynamics among performers.


This minor offers students an opportunity to explore creativity in a broad range of performance practices. Students will investigate the nature of performance across the arts including the nature of the audience and performer interaction; dynamics among performers; the creative and political opportunities afforded by various kinds of stages (from page, to proscenium, to community, to playing field); the complex interplay of improvisation, inspiration, and practice; the relationship between mind and body.

Students wishing to complete the Interdisciplinary Performance Minor should consult with their academic advisor or a member of the curricular committee and complete the declaration of Interdisciplinary Performance Minor form.

    Sample Courses

    College of Arts & Sciences

    • AAST 262 - Capoeira Angola
    • ARTS 049 – Visual Concepts and Processes: Mixed Media Sculpture
    • CINE 313 - Animation Workshop
    • CRWR 195 - The Practice of Writing
    • DANC 107 - Samba
    • THEA 100 - Acting 1: Fundamentals

    Conservatory of Music

    • APST 140 - Internalizing Rhythms
    • APST 142 - Beginning Improvisation
    • OPTH 202 - Introduction to Opera: Performing Techniques
    • PVST 001-049 - Principal Private Study
    • TECH 350 - Workshop in Music & Media Technology

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