The Master’s programme comprises three semesters. In the first semester, you will focus on dramaturgical theories and methods, while in the second you will develop and reflect on your practical skills. The final semester is reserved for the Master's thesis and an internship and/or semester abroad.
This 18 months programme comprises 90 ECTS: 27 ECTS for track-specific units of study; 15 ECTS for electives; 30 ECTS for an on-the-job learning position; and 18 ECTS for the Master's thesis.
Through applied study, the programme aims to pioneer research with the students in the following areas:
Within the Master's programme in International Dramaturgy there is a possibility to specialise in Dutch-language dramaturgy. If you opt for this specialisation, you can apply in Dutch. The practical exercises and guest classes given by dramaturges will be in Dutch, as well as your internship at a theatre institution in the Netherlands or Belgium. In your motivation letter you should explain why you would like to specialise in dramaturgy in the Dutch-speaking theatre field.
Each student must complete three core courses as part of the Master’s programme.
I’ve Been Here is a piece that was created by students of the Master’s programmes Theatre Studies and International Dramaturgy as a shared practical project. The piece features the voices of students who frequent the University Theatre in Amsterdam, focusing on their experiences of it. The participants were invited to share their memories of the performances, events, lectures, discussion, or anything else they had experienced within the walls of the theatre. Each person describes the space in a different way, yet they all touch upon the rich history of everything that has occurred over the lifetime of the theatre. In listening, you might be able to sense something of this history yourself from these reflections, and upon entering the theatre you are invited to continue filling the space with new memories, creating the history that is yet to come.
You can tailor the programme to your own curiosities through a range of electives that cater to various topical and disciplinary interests.
Tutorials offer you the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with specialist literature, research methods and current discussions in Theatre and Performance Studies. The exact content of a tutorial depends on your interests and study plan, as well as the expertise of the tutor.
International Dramaturgy students have the opportunity to do internships in venues both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. For a complete overview of the institutions and individuals that the university has worked with in the past, see:
Cultural exchange on an academic as well as practical artistic level is a crucial component of the programme's curriculum. The Master's has partnerships with diverse universities inside and outside Europe to make this exchange possible. For an overview of the exchange opportunities, see:
The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.