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Theatre Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What is theatre and how did it evolve?
  • How do I analyse a production?
  • When do people exhibit performative behaviour?
  • Which challenges has theatre to face today?
  • Which role has theatre played in history?
  • Each lecture and each seminar that I attend changes my view of theatre in an ongoing process.

    Marcus Boxler, Bachelor student read more ...

Degree programmes


Theatre Studies, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it applies liberal-arts theories to scenic and performative practices.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • History
  • Theory of scenic arts
  • Analysis
  • Dramaturgy
  • Mediality
  • Scenic research

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
good language skills, a talent for writing, critical reflection, basic historical and philosophical knowledge
... enjoy:
the scenic arts, debates, difficult texts, conducting academic work
... struggle through:
carrying responsibility, writing theses, critical self-reflection, books

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • B.A. in Theatre Studies or an equivalent degree course
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in dramaturgy
  • in arts administration
  • in fringe/alternative theatre
  • in academia
  • in the press

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

PD Dr. Kai van Eikels
Building, Room: GB 3/53
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25046
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Theaterwissenschaft
Building, Room: GB 3/131
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25081
Website Fachschaft