Overview

Theater studies deals with the history, aesthetics and theory of theater or with theatrical forms and their conditions of origin and effect. Since various arts, including above all literature, painting, dance and music, as well as other media and different cultural systems, are involved in the diversity of these forms, the objects mentioned can only be recorded in an interdisciplinary manner.

At the Institute for Theater Studies at the Free University of Berlin, the three areas of contemporary theater, theater history as well as theory and aesthetics are examined. They are researched from a historical, analytical, theoretical and aesthetic as well as a comparative perspective. There is no artistic or technical training.

The 60 CP module offer does not cover the entire subject of the course (see course structure).

Theater studies deals with the history, aesthetics and theory of theater or with theatrical forms and their conditions of origin and effect. Since various arts, including above all literature, painting, dance and music, as well as other media and different cultural systems, are involved in the diversity of these forms, the objects mentioned can only be recorded in an interdisciplinary manner.

At the Institute for Theater Studies at the Free University of Berlin, the three areas of contemporary theater, theater history as well as theory and aesthetics are examined. They are researched from a historical, analytical, theoretical and aesthetic as well as a comparative perspective. There is no artistic or technical training.

The 60 CP module offer does not cover the entire subject of the course (see course structure).

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

Theater studies is combined as a core subject with a 60 credit module or two 30 credit modules. Theater studies is combined with a 90-credit core subject as a 60-credit module.

The theater studies course comprises a basic, advanced and advanced phase as well as the general vocational preparation study area.

In the case of the core subject, at the end of the course there is an exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module exams. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Theater studies as a 90 CP core subject

Basic phase

Basic module Contemporary theater
Basic module Theater history
Basic module Theory and aesthetics

Build-up phase

Extension module Contemporary theater
Extension module Theater history
Extension module Theory and aesthetics

Consolidation phase

Two specialization modules Contemporary theater, theater history, theory and aesthetics and / or theater, other arts and media

 

Theater studies as a 60 CP module offer

Basic phase

Basic module Contemporary theater
Basic module Theater history
Basic module Theory and aesthetics

Build-up phase

Two advanced modules Contemporary theater, theater history and / or theory and aesthetics

Consolidation phase

An advanced module Contemporary theater, theater history, theory and aesthetics or theater, other arts and media

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission mode 1st semester
Local admission restriction
 

 

Admission mode higher semester
Local admission restriction (for the winter semester for the 3rd and 5th semester, for the summer semester for the 2nd, 4th, 6th semester)
 
 

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course.

The theater studies course at the Free University of Berlin qualifies graduates through its theoretical-critical orientation for different areas of activity in theater, opera, film, television, radio, libraries, archives, universities, art associations, other cultural institutions, publishers and also in public or private administration. Theater scholars can work specifically as dramaturges, editors, lecturers, producers and as freelance publicists.

For employment in research and teaching, a master’s degree and possibly a doctorate are required.


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