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Competence Development 1 - Skills

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Master's in Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research

Brief course description

The Competence Development 1–3 courses are based on the student’s defined specialisation and build on the competence the student acquired during previous education and practice. In these courses the students shall continue to develop the skills that are necessary to enhance and realise their artistry. Each student will play a part in defining their goals, their progression and the skills they shall improve.

Competence Development 1 focuses primarily on students demonstrating their competence to their fellow students, to the staff and to themselves. In consultation with their supervisor, the student shall create a plan for improving the required skills and defining learning outcomes and progression. The plan shall be operationalised and be followed up by the supervisor.

Competence Development 1–3 are half-year courses that are assessed and completed after each semester. They build on one another and entail an academic progression. They lead up to the Master’s project, which is executed during semester 4.

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students shall

  • have catalogued their previous competence, set up a plan and made progress in improving their skills related to their specialisation
  • have gained an overview of and expertise in the use of relevant technological tools that are necessary for improving their artistry and completing their Master’s project

Teaching and learning methods

The work methods may include educator-led teaching, supervision and independent work and consist of practical exercises, creative assignments, lectures, independent study, project work and written assignments.

Central elements include learning through the practical testing of discipline-specific skills.

Coursework requirements:

  • active participation and mandatory attendance at the scheduled times for teaching, supervision, group work, excursions, discussion forums and courses
  • submission and presentation of mandatory course assignments within the stated deadlines


The coursework requirements must be approved in order for a student to receive a final course assessment.

The student’s coursework will be assessed on an ongoing basis. The ongoing assessment is based on supervision, teacher assessments, group discussions and the student’s independent reflection on their own academic development as seen in relation to the course’s learning outcomes.

The course coordinator will carry out the ongoing assessment and the final assessment.

The course uses a grading scale of A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a failing grade.