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Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy

Universiteit Utrecht

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This Master's programme focuses on contemporary theatre and dance studies and dramaturgy, from an intermedial, interdisciplinary, intercultural and international perspective.

Fully taught in English, this Master's programme takes an academic approach to contemporary performance. We closely collaborate with the field of theatre and dance in the Netherlands and Flanders, internationally regarded as the forerunners of the exciting new trends that emerge on the European stage. You will get acquainted with state-of-the-art theory yet we are also actively oriented towards the practice of theatre and dance. This is exemplified by the focus on dramaturgy, an internship in the second semester, and the many opportunities to meet with practitioners, build-in components within the programme and closely related to the staff's expansive network.

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2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 10512 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 15575 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar
2018 Part-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 1831 / jaar


During the first semester, you will complete four study courses addressing current developments in international contemporary theatre and dance theory and practice. Three subjects are compulsory, and they concurrently address topics in theatre and dance. For the remaining fourth course, you can select a subject specifically geared toward your interests in either theatre or dance. The second semester comprises an internship or a practical research project, and your Master's thesis.

instruction modes

Seminars; internship, practical; group work; independent study.

job perspective

Alumni of the programme have gone on to work as:
*- theatre or dance dramaturge
*- theatre or dance critic
*- dramaturgy instructor
*- researcher
*- public officials for cultural affairs
*- employees at training centres for the arts
*- director of cultural programs on radio, television or internet platforms
*- curators, organisers and programmers of theatre or dance festivals
*- public relations or education employee with theatre or dance companies or performing arts houses


This one year programme aims to train independent thinkers who are able to reflect critically on contemporary theatre and dance; and who can use this perspective to facilitate the development of theory, dramaturgy and the practice of theatre and dance in general through criticism, policy and education.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60