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Center for Performance Studies

CPS Design

The Center for Performance Studies represents a consortium of programs, faculty, and graduate students engaged in the study of performance culture across the disciplines.

CPS is an inter-disciplinary consortium of graduate programs at the University of Washington. Our collaborators are involved in scholarship that deals with any aspect of performance culture. The center is comprised of a wide range of faculty and graduate students across the campus and across fields who have joined together to support the study of performance in a variety of forms and cultures. The Center is not a degree granting program, but rather a commons for the sharing and pooling of the diverse strengths and resources of the University of Washington community.

The mission of the Center for Performance Studies is to encourage the interdisciplinary study of performance and performance culture, as it exists in a variety of forms, genres and disciplines, through inter-departmental collaboration and sharing of curriculum, faculty, students and resources across the graduate programs in the arts and humanities at the University of Washington.  The Center was conceived as a sort of Commons, available to and shared by many distinct disciplines and departments.

The Center's website has information about the faculty that comprise the Center, graduate courses that are focused on the study of performance, upcoming lectures, events and conferences, and opportunities for funding.