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:
- Archiving Art - Spectatorship and Education: Researching Audiences - Theatre and Globalisation
This is the only academic education for dramaturgs in the Netherlands and is unique in its dialogue with an international network of academics and cultural professionals. You will benefit from our partnerships with leading universities and professional organisations in different cities within and outside Europe.Ricarda Franzen MA
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.
The internship is an integral component of the International Dramaturgy programme. You have the opportunity to do an internship at venues, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Below you will find a list of institutions and individuals that have worked with the programme in the recent past. Vacancies and cooperations change throughout the course of a year to ensure that practical research efforts and the granting of an appropriate number of workplaces are up to date.
Students taking a dual Master's programme may in some cases be eligible for a reimbursement.
Students who do their exchange with one of our partner universities can arrange internships via our international collaborations. See the international partner universities (below on this page) for an overview of our international partnerships.
Internship opportunities are subject to change. In the past, students have worked with:
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 list 'partner universities' below on this page.
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.
Cultural exchange on an academic as well as practical artistic level is a crucial component of the programme's curriculum. The programme cooperates with diverse universities in- and outside of Europe to make this exchange possible. These cooperations ensure that the exchange is flexible, occurring in 3 to 6-month timeframes, and meets the individual needs and plans of our students. The resulting options concern both studying and doing your internship abroad. The following cooperation partners are currently involved in the programme: