The Department of Theater and Performance Studies offers an up-to-date and unique curriculum that sees theater and art performance as intervening in the daily life sequence of the community, and in this way it is a tool for social change, a tool for empowerment and leading activist movements through the arts (Artivism). The studies in the department combine theory and practice, research and creation. The main topics in the program are performance studies, acting and the person acting, relationships between performing space and audience community, theater as a tool for social change, place-based performance, social activism and performance, performance as medicine and play and the spirit of nonsense.