UCI/UCSD PhD Reunion at ASTR, Atlanta, 2017

UCI/UCSD Joint Party, 2017

UCI-UCSD Presidential Suite Reunion at ASTR, Minneapolis, 2016

Mentor Breakfast organized by Katie Turner and Guy Zimmerman. ASTR conference, Portland, 2015.

Great turnout from the UCI/UCSD joint program at the ASTR conference. Portland, 2015

Asian Performance Conference at UCI, 2008

Asian & TransNation Seminar, 2010

PhD Recruitment, 2014

Monthly PhD Program Meeting, 2014

Welcome Week, 2014

Faculty Panel at the PhD Recruitment Event, 2014

PhD in Drama & Theatre Program:

Course of Study
First and Second Year Examinations
Advancement to Candidacy
Language Requirement
Doctoral Faculty
Current Doctoral Students
How to Apply


Dramaturgy Emphasis

The Dramaturgy emphasis provides training in the important sub-specialty of dramaturgy that is an excellent added benefit on the job market for students with a PhD in Drama.  We have recognized that there is a growing need and interest in dramaturgy both in academia and in professional theatres.  Students benefit from the academic/scholarly study of the subject of dramaturgy as well as gain practical hands-on experience in working as dramaturgs in the Drama Department.  Both PhD and MFA students are qualified to apply for the emphasis.

Students fulfill the requirement by taking Dramaturgy Theory and Method seminar, Dramatic Practicum class and other qualified seminars. The Dramaturgy Theory and Method course introduces students the histories, theories and basic parameters of dramaturgy with critical readings and theoretical materials on the subject. In the Dramatic Practicum class, students work as dramaturg for a department production under the supervision of a PhD faculty mentor and the show's director.  Student dramaturgs write the Program Notes for the production program.

Samples of Program Notes by UCI Drama Faculty

Samples of Program Notes by UCI Drama PhD Students

Samples of Dramaturgical Websites