Theory and History of Theatre, Film and Audio-Visual Culture Studies

Theatre Studies: All the world’s a stage. Film Studies: We see film from within.

Programme specification

General information

The study programme has two specialties: 1) the theory and history of theatre and drama, and 2) theory and history of film and audiovisual culture.

The aim of the study programme is a systematic preparation for academic and scientific work in academic, research, and specialized institutions and universities or in the broader field of humanities, arts, media and cultural institutions.

The study programme is highly specialized and individualized, focused on scientific work and tailored to the needs of individual dissertation projects. The study plan consists of a set of dissertation seminars, leading to the completion of the thesis. The system of dissertation seminars is supported by a series of type A/required as well as type B/selective and type C/selective courses (including lectures in English, practical training, or an internship abroad). The dissertation project requires research with a premise and outcome that contribute to the field. The standards corresponds to those of a scientific education.

A successful graduate is able to

  • have a complex and specialized overview in theory, methodology, and history of the field in the in the wider context of humanities and social sciences
  • carry out innovative research projects and employ advanced research methods
  • evolve theoretical and methodological specialties in relation to a researcher profile
  • develop and manage projects
  • work in expert, scientific, and academic teams
  • develop publications, conference presentations, lectures, and other expert activities within the framework of both specialized and general public discourse
  • function in international expert discourse and environments

Additional information

Graduate destination

Graduates of the doctoral degree study programme can work as top experts in scientific research and educational institutions, both nationally and internationally. Doctoral graduates are trained for specialized positions requiring high qualifications in scientific research institutions, academia, museums, archives, theatres, and the film industry (production, distribution, festivals, cinemas, television, etc.), as well as in other cultural and creative industries, such as cultural management and policies, dramaturgy, press, editorial and publishing practices, etc.

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Study field data

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study Doctoral
Mode full-time No
combined No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction

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