On Monday, June 6, UB hosted a special introduction to Performance Studies: Baltimore, a new partnership with Everyman Theatre and Hippodrome Foundation that will create new college opportunities for students interested in theater arts.
Performance Studies: Baltimore will be a specialization under UB’s existing Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts program. UB will be responsible for the curriculum, which will focus on the experiential potential of a guided, performative ensemble. Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome Foundation will offer mentoring opportunities, lectures and residencies with artists on a visiting basis. The Performance Studies: Baltimore curriculum will focus on the “teach to performance” model; the University’s performing arts series, Spotlight UB, will promote each ensemble’s spring semester performances.
“Mentoring is a respected tradition in education and nowhere is this more important than in the arts,” said Donald Hicken, retiring chair of the drama department at Baltimore School for the Arts and the originator of the idea for Performance Studies: Baltimore. “Our program will unite young gifted performing artists with experienced, respected, practicing professionals whose artistic tap root is in Maryland.”
Monday’s unveiling was covered by WJZ-TV. Watch the video.
Learn more about Performance Studies: Baltimore.