Department of Performing Arts

MFA Performing Arts

2021 - 2022


1st yr Fall
Individual Practice
and Mentoring I

Art in Dialogue I
2nd yr Spring
Individual Practice and Mentoring II
Art in Dialogue II
and Mentoring II

3rd yr Summer
Individual Practice
and Mentoring III








Learning outcomes


By the end of her/ his studies, the student possesses knowledge in the contemporary performing arts. 
This entails that the student should:
  • Have a strong grasp of the contemporary performing arts – and its related topics and fields of concern.
  • Have gained knowledge through their research, artistic process and production.
  • Have gained knowledge regarding the most prominent currents, theories approaches and methods within the contemporary performing arts.
  • Be able to use their knowledge to argue for their own results and solutions.
  • Have become competent with research methods within the fields of performing arts.
  • Have knowledge in ethics of research and artistic process.


By the end of her/ his studies, the student can apply the methods and procedures of contemporary performing arts.
This entails that the student should: 

  • Have adopted responsible and independent methods in their artistic process.
  • Be capable of integrating knowledge, dealing with complicated topics and putting forward their own observations and perspectives on their own work.
  • Be able to use their knowledge and understanding in professional work and in the professional environment of the contemporary performing arts.
  • Have a strong grasp of methods and techniques adopted in the execution of their artistic process and research.
  • Be able to obtain, analyze and evaluate data in the research and art making process.
  • Be able to show originality and intuition in developing and making work.
  • Be able to use their knowledge, understanding and solution driven capability in new and unfamiliar situations and in an interdisciplinary context in the performing arts.
  • Be able to develop projects and put in context theories of the professional field.
  • Be able to develop and use research methods in art making.
  • Be able to understand, read and analyze their own work and others from a professional ground.


By the end of her/ his studies, the student can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies.
This entails that the student should:

  • has developed a necessary ability to study and independence in their art making to be able to take on further studies and work professionally in the field
  • can initiate performing arts projects, lead them and show responsibility on the work of individuals and groups, one or in collaboration
  • can put forward a detailed project plan and follow it responsibly
  • can put forward layered and complex topics through an artistic process and meditate them at a professional context, individually or in collaboration with others, for both experts and general public
  • is capable of putting forward and describing work in English – both in writing and orally
  • can take independent professional decisions and support with arguments
  • can evaluate independently when different methods of analysis are implemented in research and artistic process
  • has strengthened their critical awareness and is capable of using critical discussion in their creative work
  • is capable of operating in the international professional environment of the performing arts



MC Mandatory Course

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Study structure

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