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Music, Theatre and Performance Studies


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This Master's programme offers two specializations: one in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures and another in Theatre, Culture and Media studies. Each specialization encompasses both emergent and historically established practices in music and theatre and the performing arts.
For the music specialization see: Popular Music, Sound and Media CulturesFor the theatre and performing arts specialization see: Theatre, Culture and MediaWithin both the music and theatre specialization, we highlight those phenomena which most impact the organization, experience, and creative potential of music and theatre makers and audiences in the twentieth and twenty first centuries. MA students examine the current constitution of music or theatre organizations, as well as the impact of broader processes such as globalization, digitalization, urbanization, festivalisation, and mobility upon expanding forms of creativity. Because humans continue to shape creative experience within cultural fields, these two specializations aim to uncover how music or theatre remain relevant for understanding broader relations between culture, society, and the arts.We examine these and other processes in historical contexts and in our musical and theatrical present, where economic crisis in recording and performing industries has led to vast rearrangements of musical and theatrical labour and changing conceptions of




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,700

€ 15,900


Application requirements

The Master's track Music, Theatre and Performance Studies is open to students with a BA in Arts, Culture and Media. University of Groningen students with a BA in: - American Studies - Communication & Information Sciences - Dutch Languages and Cultures - English Language and Culture - European Languages and Cultures - History - Media Studies - Minorities & Multilingualism with a Faculty Minor (30 ECTS) in Arts & Culture, Music, Theatre and Performance track, are also admissible to this M

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,700
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Aug '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 15 Aug '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 15 Aug '26 1 May '26


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