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Dramaturgy 3 - Applied Dramaturgy

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

Brief course description

The Dramaturgy 1–3 courses provide insight into dramaturgical theory, method and history, as well as an understanding of theatrical art as a composition that is based on various artistic parameters. Central elements include analyses of text, space, music, visuality and movement, as well as a focus on an experience-based application of dramaturgical competence. The courses also emphasise dramaturgy as an ability to understand and analyse an artistic work’s organisational, cultural, political and economic contexts.

Dramaturgy 3 emphasises the dramaturgical preparations that students need to realise their artistic Master’s project and to develop a clear strategy for their accompanying reflective text. This includes discussing and raising awareness about the project’s aesthetical, material and ethical implications.

Dramaturgy 1–3 are half-year courses that are assessed and completed after each semester. They are based on one another and entail a 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

  • be able to integrate the knowledge and skills they previously acquired in the programme as they prepare and organise their Master’s project
  • be able to understand the connections between the artistic work and the various organisational, political and economic preconditions
  • be able to formulate and present plans for the Master’s project both in writing and orally
  • be able to discuss theatrical art’s relationship to society, ethics and politics and be able to use their dramaturgical competence when encountering scholarly discourses in other disciplines
  • have acquired an understanding of ethical issues related to theatrical research and dissemination

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.

The course emphasises independent artistic and reflective work with regular academic guidance and supervision.

Coursework requirements:

  • mandatory attendance at specified teaching activities
  • active participation in the instruction
  • completion of course assignments throughout the course


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.