York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Theatre & Performance Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Theatre/Theater
Description The MA and PhD programs in Theatre & Performance Studies emphasize our collective interest in theatre, performance, and cultural politics. For us, this means teaching classes that explore performance both on stage and in everyday life in order to highlight the cultural, political, material and ideological dimensions of performance practices – both past and present. Studying performances across a broad range of cultural contexts –in theatres, galleries, rituals, the media, the streets, the political arena, mass spectacles, interpersonal interactions etc. – helps to capture the potential performance has to frame critically-nuanced responses to public events, and thus to model politically and ethically engaged forms of public life.
Website: Theatre & Performance Studies at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have an Honours degree (BA or BFA) in Theatre and/or Performance Studies or a related field in Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences and a B+ average or higher.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 12, 2017