Course detail

Performance Studies

FaVU-STUPAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course of Performance Theory - Performance Studies
is based on the book of the same title by Richard Schechner - Routledge 2006
and his other book Performance Theory - Routledge 2003

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students know the structure of areas of the Master's State Examinations. They know individual themes, they are aware of their scope and they know a core and suplementary literature and further resources that can be used for the individual study of the MSE areas.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Performance Studies - Richard Schechner - Routledge 2006 (EN)
Performance Theory - Richard Schechner - Routledge 2003 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. What is Performace Studies ? What is Performance ?
2. Ritual
3. Play
4. Performativity
5. Performing
6. Performance Processes
7. Poetics of Performance
8. Actuality and Score
9. Ritual and Transformance
10. Global and Intercultural
11. Selective Inattention and Energy
12. Approaches and Aesthetics


The aim of the course is to introduce students to the Theory of Performance Art, which is also one of the area of the Master's State Examination (MSE).

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Minimal presence 50 %. Every absence will be compensated by a paper essay.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

    branch APE , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme Master's

    branch () , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme Master's

    branch APE , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer