The Master's programme comprises one year (60 EC) and consists of two semesters, running from September until January and from February until June. A semester is divided into two study periods.
Note: It is possible to do a part-time trajectory (PDF), which involves a distribution of the full-time programme over 2 years.
The programme consists of compulsory courses, electives, an internship and a Master's thesis. See Courses for detailed descriptions.
Semester 1 | Study period 1
- You will get an up-to-date view on theatre and dance theory.
- You will explore the performative, social and material turn in contemporary performance, and learn how a dramaturge is able to create those connections.
- In addition, you will train academic skills in a Research Lab course.
Semester 1 | Study period 2
- You will choose two electives, and continue the Research Lab.
- You can choose courses of our Master’s programme, like Expanding Performance, where we explore relations between theatre studies and other fields of research, such as science or law.
- In our other elective course, you will learn how to provide artistic feedback, how to create a dramaturgical context for theatre and dance, and explore relations between dramaturgy and curating. You can also choose selective courses of related Master’s programmes.
Semester 2 | Study period 3 and 4
The second semester comprises a research internship and the Master’s thesis. Here you can specialize in your own subject, like musical, youth theater or urban dance.
Examples of Master's theses are:
- Becoming-with-Animal: Cultivating a Feminist Understanding of Human-Animal Transformation in Contemporary Performance Art
- Aesthetic Boredom: Investigating the Experience of Slow Dance in a Society of Haste
- Choreography Meets Museum Exhibition as Choreography
- Nostalgia for the Present.
Also see our thesis archive.