Theatre Pedagogy (MA)
Theatre Pedagogy attaches great importance to training students to conduct research. It is an interdisciplinary degree programme which consists of the following three areas: cultural education, applied theatre pedagogy, and theatre studies. There is a close link between research and practice, and key topics in theatre pedagogy are explored from an interdisciplinary research perspective.
This degree programme is for students who want to learn academic and research methods to analyse and investigate aspects of theatre pedagogy. With this in mind, the degree programme considers current trends in practical fields of theatre pedagogy which, in addition to strong performance and aesthetic skills, also require skills in planning, structuring, development and evaluation, resulting in a demand for specialists with profound analytical skills.
- Module I: Cultural education I: foundations of cultural education
- Module II: Basics and context of theatre pedagogy
- Module III: Theatre studies I: dimensions of the theatrical and performative
- Module IV: Cultural education II: practical applications and forms of action
- Module V: Applied theatre pedagogy research
- Module VI: Theatre pedagogy II: cultures, functions and forms of perception in theatrical practice
- Module VIIa: Reflection on theatre pedagogy practice
- Module VIIb: Theatre pedagogy research practice
- Module X: Master's module
- Writing the Master's thesis
- Oral examination
- Optional seminar on writing the Master's thesis
- Depending on their previous degree, students may need to work independently to bring their basic knowledge of education and/or theatre studies up to the required level at the beginning of the degree programme.
- Students must find their own work placements.
Frequently asked questions about the degree programme:
How much practical work is involved in the degree programme?
The degree programme is primarily an academic, research-oriented degree programme, although there are practical modules and projects in the third semester worth a total of 30 ECTS credits. Here students gain practical experience in theatre pedagogy outside the University, which they reflect upon and analyse on the basis of their own research questions.
Theatre Pedagogy is open to graduates of Bachelor's degree programmes in theatre studies or education. Applicants with an equivalent degree or a degree in a related subject that includes at least 60 ECTS credits in theatre studies or education are also accepted.
Please find more detailed information on how to apply for a Master or advanced degree programme on the following website: https://master.fau.de.
Degree type: Master of Arts (MA)
Type of study: Master
Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: yes
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology