Undergraduate Certificate in Performing Social Activism

The Certificate in Performing Social Activism allows you to consider the relationship between performance and social activism.

The certificate includes coursework that explores how social activism occurs in and through performance, and how performance can address issues of discrimination, inequality, marginalization, and oppression. You will engage with issues of social activism regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and/or the environment.

You will also design your own service-learning project that engages with social activism. You’ll gain real world experience in using performance to explore and work towards social change, inclusivity, diversity, and social justice.

This certificate can particularly prepare those seeking careers in the arts, politics, community organizing, international development, and the non-profit sector.

Required Coursework:

  • PERF 223 — Aesthetics of Activism (3 credits)
  • PERF 338 — Performing Communities (3 credits)
  • PERF 484 — Performance Studies Internship / Service-Learning Project (3 credits)
  • A relevant elective (3 credits)

For more information, contact Jeanne Goodman at  jeannegoodman@tamu.edu.

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