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Exploring critical and creative inquiry

The Department of Performing and Media Arts

The Department of Performing and Media Arts leads students from all disciplines through artistic and scholarly explorations of live and mediated forms of creativity and expression.Students are challenged to think creatively, critically, and historically about the world around them as they identify and interpret the power of image, sound, gesture, and movement and cultivate their own artistic and academic voices.

PMA Events

Apr 16
Tuesday 04:30 PM
Apr 18
Thursday 07:30 PM

Dance on Camera Festival Shorts Program

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Film Forum
Apr 19
Friday 11:00 AM

Dance Film Lab

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Film Forum
Apr 22
Monday 07:00 PM
Apr 25
Thursday 07:30 PM

2024 Annual Spring Dance Presenting Series

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Kiplinger Theatre
Performance of Mr. Burns

Welcome to PMA!

We are excited to welcome you to Cornell or welcome you back! All of us here in Performing and Media Arts (PMA) look forward to helping you find opportunities to make your time in Ithaca more enriching, whether you are a budding performer, a seasoned auteur, an aspiring critic, or just a curious observer. Please use the page linked below as a springboard to the wealth of opportunities available to you in the Schwartz Center:

Click here to learn more

Land Acknowledgement

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' leadership.