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Theatre Studies

Degree type
Language of education
Dutch, English
12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Students of this Master's degree programme approach contemporary theatre and dance from an intermedial, interdisciplinary, intercultural and international perspective.

A tremendous diversity of forms, increasing internationalisation and a high degree of reflexivity/self-reflexivity are characteristic of contemporary theatre and dance. They are constantly being influenced by society, and by developments in the world of theatre, dance and the other art disciplines. This complex interrelationship is the primary focus of the Theatre Studies Master's degree. The master's degree in Theatre Studies is a continuation and extension of a bachelor's degree. The training centres on the study of drama, theatre dance, feature film, television drama and new digital media. You work on the 'performance' in all its aspects.

An English-language degree programme, our Master's programme takes an academic approach to theatre and dance, but also like to keep abreast of current practice in theatre and dance. We explore it, pose questions and surprise ourselves: why this, why here, why now, and for what purpose? How can we understand what we see happening in theatre and dance? How can we place this in a cultural-historical context? How can we analyse, interpret and make our own contributions to the continual evolution of theatre and dance? What can theatre tell us about society? How can theatre inform and shape society? The Master's degree programme is offered in close collaboration with the Faculty of Theatre of the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU).

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Additional subject

Have demonstrable knowledge of theatre and/or dance history and the main types of research questions and methods in these fields.

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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