[THDA 202] Theories of Contemporary Performance and Media

“Art happens when you intend it to happen. It happens when you leap with intention—The act is the point, more so now than ever,” says Anne Bogart. This course explores theories about the creative inspiration, the performative instinct, the creation of meaning, the artist’s relationship with the audience, the politics of performance, and the “rules” of narrative, spectacle, and performance. The goal is to examine the role of the performance artist in a postmodern world. Throughout the class, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to stretch the boundaries of their imagination. Those interested in media will gain insights to theories critical to understanding and critiquing media.

Course Title

Theories of Contemporary Performance and Media

Course Code

THDA 202



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: sophomore standing and must have completed at least two theatre and dance courses, or consent of instructor. For media studies majors, sophomore standing is necessary.


Offered every fall.


Also listed as Media Stidies 202.

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