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Arts and Culture: Theatre Studies


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The Master's programme Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam provides opportunities to acquire insight into the processes of theatrical creation and perception.
Aspects of theatre and performance are omnipresent in today's global community. Students of this programme study theatre in the broadest sense of the word, as a cultural phenomenon currently undergoing a process of globalisation.
Theatre Studies provides a wide range of opportunities for acquiring insight into processes of theatrical creation and perception, as well as aspects of theatricality both within and across cultures. The courses are organised around five themes: Theatre and Globalization, Theatre and History, Theatre and Society, Theatre Analysis, and Performance and Performativity.
Students can also prepare a performance together with students of the Professional Master's in Dramaturgy. In this practical course, students cooperate with fellow students on staging a play. This project enables students to acquire first‑hand experience regarding what happens when a text becomes a performance (including the potential problems associated with this process).

Theatre Studies is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Arts and Culture and the title Master of Arts (MA).




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 17,270

€ 15,700


Application requirements

The Master's programme in Theatre Studies is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of theatre, drama or performance studies. 

Please see: > Application and admission.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 17,270
€ 15,700
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


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Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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