Why choose this programme?

This programme is for you who have a developed artistic practice and want to broaden your approach through research in composition and new dramaturgies in relation to live audiences.

About the programme

The programme aims at enhancing the development of the methods, theory, terminology and values emerging from contested perspectives on performance while enriching the field with a critical focus on artists’ practice and engagement with their context.

In this programme students develop through ethical and theoretical reflections related to audiences, spaces, collaborative processes and materials.

You do not need to be a trained performer yourself, but you should have some experience in working collaboratively with artists from other fields than your own.

In the programme, you will be challenged to develop awareness of your own working strategies while moving into more unfamiliar territories encountering methodologies from other fields.

Study environment

The programme places an emphasis on independent student lead research with tutors and artist lead workshops and interventions.

There will be individual and common workshops, laboratories and seminar work through the various courses and their individual topics.

During the first year of study students will develop their research questions and decide on spaces and formats for the Master Project.

There will be opportunities for exchange studies and collaboration with other programmes and institutions.

The study group consists of maximum 6 students.

The courses are adapted to the requirements of the specific study group and will comprise of visiting guest artists and tutors, practical workshop formats, self-study, study-trips, lectures, reading and production.

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