Theater & Performance Studies PhD Program

The PhD program in Theater and Performance Studies is designed as an innovative joint degree program that affords students rigorous and comparative work across two disciplines. Students cannot receive a stand-alone PhD in TAPS; rather they enter through one of our partnering departments and pursue their degree jointly with that other discipline. Each of our partnering departments has notable faculty strengths in theater and performance studies, and each is committed to supporting challenging work that cuts across conventional departmental boundaries. To date, our partnering departments are:

Art History
Cinema and Media Studies
Classics
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
English Language and Literature
Germanic Studies
Music
Romance Languages and Literatures

If you are interested in pursuing a degree jointly with TAPS and a department at University of Chicago not yet listed here, please contact David Levin, Chair of the Committee for Theater and Performance Studies to discuss the possibility.