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Master teater 2022. Fra Teterfestivalen i Fjaler.
Master teater 2022. Fra Teterfestivalen i Fjaler.

Master’s in theatre

Detailed information and new curriculum for master's in theatre, with specialisations in directing, acting and dramatic writing, will be published 1 December!

The Master’s degree programme in theatre is a two-year, full-time study. The aim of the programme is to develop theatrical practitioners who may help re think the various disciplines, introduce fresh perspectives and create their own artistic expression within a broad definition of what the theatrical arts are and can be.

Study programme title
Master’s in theatre
Study programme code
Nominal length of study
2 years full-time
Language of instruction
Application deadline
01 February 2024

The programme focuses on artistic practice, and a major part consists of collective creative processes where a mix of disciplines and specialisations meet and interact.

The programme is a unique opportunity for theatrical practitioners to develop professionally both in the practice and theory of their discipline. This requires a willingness to work independently, to mature and to reflect.

The Master’s programme gives students the opportunity to reflect on and refine their artistic practice, immerse themselves in artistic exploration, participate in new forms of collaboration and present their works in a professional setting at one of Europe’s premier art academies. The artistic work takes place both individually and in collaboration with a highly diverse student body and staff.

The teaching at the programme is varied, and students will also engage in a wide range of workshop processes. A key element is the production work that leads to various forms of performances and stagings, as closely followed up by teachers and supervisors at a high Norwegian and international level. The programme concludes with an artistic Master’s degree project, which will also include a written submission with the student’s reflections.

The programme also qualifies the students for research and for applying to the PhD programme in Artistic Research and other relevant doctoral programmes.

Both individuals and groups are welcome to apply to the Master’s programme.


Curriculum not available in English. Language of instruction is Norwegian.

Course Structure


These exchange agreements are valid for master’s in theatre:


The application deadline is 01 February 2024. Admission opens two months before the application deadline.

Read more about admissions

About the Academy of Theatre

Since its founding in 1953, the Academy of Theatre has been Norway’s leading educational institution for the acting professions. The Academy offers a three-year Bachelor’s course for actors and directors and a two-year Master’s course in theatre, specialising in acting, direction, stage writing and stage design. The department also offers a practice-oriented teacher training course (PPU) for drama teachers.

The Academy embraces both traditional and experimental techniques. Our primary goal is to help our students develop all the skills they need for a career in theatre, uniting the traditional craft that has long underpinned our great theatrical institutions with the best of the more experimental and creative techniques coming from the independent field.

The Academy offers not only a valuable vocational education, but also a first-class arts education. We aim to encourage and develop our students’ artistic abilities, giving the theatrical world not only the supply of new talent it craves, but perhaps also some fresh perspectives it doesn’t yet know that it needs.

Read more about the department's staff and research focus