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The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University invites students to explore performance in all aspects of social life and ask questions about the world through performance. In 2015 the department launched its new B.A. in Performance Studies. This degree is unique in its integration of music and theatre, and forward-looking in its curricular offerings. B.A. students work with scholars and artists on the faculty who examine how social, intellectual, and historical conditions shape human expression, and pursue the knowledge performance reveals about human experience and culture. B.A. students have opportunities to collaborate with students pursuing the M.A. in Performance Studies, which emphasizes the ethnographic study of vernacular culture and performance as research. The Department’s faculty brings to the B.A. in Performance Studies their expertise in music composition, ethnomusicology and folklore, performance ethnography, popular music studies, religious studies, theatre and media studies, and women’s studies. At Texas A&M, you can do it all – you don’t have to specialize in music or theatre. We offer a program that allows you flexibility to combine music, theatre, and technology that will satisfy your curiosity, too. Are you interested in music and theatre but don’t know what you want to do with it? We can help you find many ways to apply your skills, passions, and talent in and beyond Texas A&M. Perform, research and develop skills that can take you in many career directions. Follow us on social media!