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MFA Contemporary Performative Arts

This international master's programme is for those who are practising artists with an interest in theatrical production in interdisciplinary artistic situations. The programme’s focus examines context and the artist's interaction with the surrounding community. You apply for the programme with an investigative project that then runs through the entire programme. You can examine new perspectives and challenge your practices through encounters with your fellow students, your supervisor and guest teachers from the arts as well as experts from other fields. You study alongside students from the master programmes in acting and music drama in several courses. The programme prepares students for postgraduate studies.

This programme is taught in English.
No admission 2019.

Foto: Johan WingborgStudents in the master programme in Contemporary Performative Arts 2016-2018, from the left: Adriana Essén, Anna Thunström, Annika Britt Lewis and Georgios Giokotos. Not in picture: Josefine Chiacchiero, Camilla Ekelöf and Maria Labraki. Photo: Johan Wingborg

Contents of the programme

Independent work (60 higher education credits credits)

The students carriy out their own projects based on a specific issue or theme. The course runs during the two years and is presented both in performance and in writing. One aspect of the course is to work with experimental forms for academic and artistic writing. In the course of the project, the student is given support through individual tutoring, seminars, workshops and a lab forum where the projects are regularly processed in feedback sessions together with the master's programme in Music Drama and the master's programme in Theater. This part of the education clearly connects to artistic research in the field and is conducted in Swedish and English.

Other courses year 1

Performative sound art and physical form (7.5 credits)
Artistic Methodical Work (7.5 ECTS credits)
Reflection and Artistic Practice (7.5 ECTS credits)
Film and visual communication (7.5 ECTS credits)

The courses aim at challenging the student's exploratory projects with new angles and perspectives, such as reflection on a surrounding society and their own practices, films as tools and other working artists' working methods.

Other courses year 2

Public space and site-specific design 7.5 credits
Academic and artistic writing 7.5 credits
Environment, Leadership and Communication 7.5 credits
Optional course 7.5 credits

The courses aim to deepen the student's investigative projects and deepen the knowledge of academic and artistic writing in relation to their own and others practice. As well as putting their project in relation to public space and building a base for how the students can communicate around their project to a local and global field of work.

This programme is taught in Swedish and English.

The Academy of Music and Drama provides a platform for collaboration with students from other programmes in the fields of theater and music.

Internationally active educators and artists teach at this programme. We cooperate with other institutions, institutions, free groups, platforms and stage artists, both locally and internationally.

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 10/31/2018

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