Apr 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Communication - Interpretation & Performance Studies [M.A.]

The Interpretation/Performance Studies program is grounded in the creative and scholarly examination of the performing act. We believe that performance, whether based on broad culture, aesthetics, or everyday life, is the creative and expressive basis for understanding human action and interaction. Our mission is to provide courses and co-curricular activities that will engage students in a comprehensive, meaningful, and rich process of applied creative/scholarly explorations of performers, performance, texts, and contexts. This concentration is for individuals approaching the I/PS discipline from a communication-based perspective using a broad notion of performance which includes traditional aesthetic and more nontraditional texts.

Program Admission

Applicants must meet the minimum Graduate School admission requirements (see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions) and complete a Graduate Application.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a major or minor or the equivalent in communication or speech

School Information

Communication, Media & Theatre Arts | Kathleen Stacey, Ph.D., Director | 124 Judy Sturgis Hill, 734.487.3131, kstacey@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Anita Rich, Ph.D., Professor, 714G Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0797, arich@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30 hours

The Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Interpretation & Performance Studies requires the completion of 30 hours of course work distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows

Required Core Courses: 6 hours

Elective Course: 9-11 hours

Additional courses selected in consultation with an academic advisor based upon student’s individual needs.

Degree Requirement: 1-3 hours