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Master Project

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

Brief course description

The Master’s Project course consists of one or several independent artistic works/realisations related to the student’s specialisation. An individual artistic expression and personal distinctiveness is required. During the Master’s project, the student shall submit a reflective text that clarifies the context of the artistic work and that documents its process and applied methodology. The Master’s project is assessed individually but takes place in creative interaction with others. The Master’s project is executed during semester 4, but the project’s problems and methods are developed in conjunction with the programme’s other courses.

The work shall be carried out in accordance with the Academy’s ethical requirements and guidelines, and a particular emphasis is placed on collaboration.

The Master’s course is executed during semester 4, but the project’s problems and methods are developed in conjunction with the programme’s other courses. This work commences already during semester 1 and is followed up and developed during semesters 2 and 3.

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students shall

  • be able to plan, carry out and finalise a theatrical work of art in accordance with the defined learning outcomes and schedule
  • be able to formulate and present a reflection on this theatrical work of art that demonstrates academic integrity, intellectual maturity and analytical strength
  • be able to demonstrate a methodological, theoretical and cultural understanding of their own discipline and practice
  • be able to use experiences and knowledge from their own specialisation in other artistic contexts
  • be able to identify, analyse, assess and articulate artistic, aesthetical and ethical problems in their own project in front of an audience
  • be able to competently and responsively use their skills and their own Master’s project to put their imprint on a collective work where the aim is to develop an overall artistic expression

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.

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
  • presentation of a theatrical work as part of the Master’s project
  • submission of a written reflection as part of the Master’s project


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 Master’s project will be assessed by two examiners, of whom one is external. Both the artistic work and the written reflection must be passed in order for the student to pass the course.

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