Wesleyan University

How to Apply

We are excited to report that a proposal for a new MA in performance curation and the continuation of our on-going nine-month Certificate Program are currently under review by the Wesleyan faculty. Upon approval, the inaugural 2-year graduate program would begin in the summer of 2015, in tandem with the 1-year Certificate Program. Applications for both programs would be available after April 1, 2014 and due December 15, 2014. In order to focus on the transition to this expanded programmatic model, the ICPP Certificate Program will be suspended for the 2014/15 year.

In lieu of this summer's Certificate Program intensive, ICPP will host a 3-day field-wide convening at the Wesleyan campus in July 2014 funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The convening will underscore ICPP's commitment to the evolving field of performance curation, and will affirm its role as a leading proponent of curatorial inquiry that addresses contemporary performance through a variety of institutional platforms and intersections with other disciplines. The events will consist of a symposium with artists, curators, scholars, and other members of the arts community, as well as a smaller working group, assembled to review how the proposed ICPP MA program, as well as future publications and convenings, can expand ICPP's impact on the field. Dates and information about the July symposium will be posted in January 2014.

In order to apply

1. Submit the Application for Admission to the Continuing Studies office by mail to:
The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP)
c/o Office of Continuing Studies
Wesleyan University
74 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459

Please note that some admission items may be emailed to icpp@wesleyan.edu. Those are noted below.

2. Submit an Admission Essay. The essay should be 3-4 pages (approximately 800-1,000 words) describing your interest in the ICPP and how participating in this academically rigorous program will further your career goals. (May be emailed to icpp@wesleyan.edu.)

3. Provide official undergraduate transcripts. Please note that official transcripts must be sent directly to the Continuing Studies office (at the address above) by the degree-granting institution.

4. Submit a resume outlining professional experience and skills. (May be emailed to icpp@wesleyan.edu.)

5. Provide two Letters of Recommendation sent directly from the person providing the recommendation to the ICPP office at the address listed above. One will most likely be a letter from a current or recent employer or someone else who can address the applicant's career goals and capabilities; one should be from a former professor or someone who can speak to the applicant's ability to perform academic work.

6. Non-refundable application fee of $55 in the form of a check made out to Wesleyan University.

7. TOEFL is required if the applicant's native language is not English.


Financial Aid

The ICPP and Wesleyan University are pleased to offer financial aid options to help students pursue the ICPP program. More information on federal financial aid and a limited number of partial tuition need-based awards will be announced in March 2014.



Image: Wayang Kulit (Javanese puppet play) performance in the World Music Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University