The degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) is conferred following a standard period of specialist study of four semesters.
The dramaturgy course, part of the cooperation model of the Theaterakademie August Everding, is a course of the Institute of Theatre Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). The course takes place both at the Institute of Theatre Studies and at the Theaterakademie at the Prinzregententheater.
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Statement by the Director of Studies
Theatre is undergoing constant change, and so too is dramaturgy's field of work. Dramaturges no longer act as mediators of a text but as reflective and progressive thinkers, providing ideas and impetus and serving as a communicative hub in the network of the 'theatre'. A central task here is to act as a mediator between those involved in the project, between the work of art and the audience, between theory and practice and between the analytical penetration of a subject and its scenographic translation.
The materials and forms of discussion have become more diverse, richer, and perhaps also more complex. But regardless of whether the focus is on a dramatic text, musical notation, research material or experimental performance, the thrill of discovering something new, unfamiliar and insecure remains the driving force of dramaturgic work.
This two-year Master's degree course teaches the bases of dramaturgy in drama or music theatre performance. The course imparts key knowledge of the whole spectrum of contemporary theatre, its history, theory and practice, and enables this knowledge to be applied to a variety of cross-disciplinary theatre work. This work includes acting as a dramaturge in the Theaterakademie's productions, guest dramaturgies at cooperating theatres in Germany and abroad and self-determined artistic research in the context of project work.