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Performing arts today operate more and more on a global and international level. Due to these developments professional fields related to theatre and performance are changing and require intercultural knowledge and specific skills to be able to cope with project related and curational challenges. At the same time the study program will expand the students' understanding of theatre and provide advanced theories and methods for the in-depth analysis of international contemporary and historical performance practices. A special emphasis is on dramaturgy and curational practices.

Internship part of the programme

In the centre of teaching methods and didactics is the concept of supervised project work (both in research and practice) demanding from the students to engage in autonomous and group steered activities to foster their independent thinking, self-organization skills, ethical responsibility and creativity. An internship at a theatre or cultural institution is part of the study programme.

The Master programme demands full time studies of four semesters (120 ECTS) and includes obligatory (60 ECTS) as well as eligible (30 ECTS) courses. One semester term consists normally for four courses of 7.5 ECTS. The Master thesis takes one semester term (30 ECTS).

All teaching is conducted through the medium of English.

Cooperation with the University of Amsterdam

We have a cooperation with the Department for Theatre Studies, Professional Master of International Dramaturgy (MID) at the University of Amsterdam. Master students can mutually go on study exchange for one semester.

The Course Programme of the International Master’s Programme in Performance Studies (IMAPS) includes:

  • Cultural Theory and Transnational Performance
  • Curative Dramaturgy 
  • Aesthetics and Historiography
  • Performativity, Gender and the Body on Stage
  • Performance Theories and Methodologies
  • Cultural Policy and Management
  • Dramaturgy and Performance Analysis
  • Performance, Activism and Social Movements
  • Advanced Research Methods in Performance Studies
  • Internship/Supervision Seminar
  • Project Days/Mini-Festival
  • Winter School

For more information and application, please visit the online course catalogue.


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