The course offers an introduction into the basic skills for conducting scientific research and lays the foundation for a critical scientific attitude.
Media-Archeology of Visual Strategies
This specialized course elaborates the potentials of the media-archaeological method in contemporary audiovisual and digital culture research.
The specialised course looks at dramaturgy both in a theoretical and practical way, focusing on the newest dramaturgical developments in the contemporary theatre- and dance landscape. At the forefront are not only the (new) dramaturgical treatment of the theatre text, but also contemporary dramaturgies of the body, of media, of sound and of visuality.
Methodology of Theatre- and Performance Studies
This course offers an outline of the history and the various methods of theatre and performance studies.
Ritual Aspects of Theatre
This course helps students acquire insight into the connection between ritual, theatre and communication media in history and in the present day.
Political, Social & Ethical Aspects of Contemporary Theatre
How are social and political events present in artistic stagings, if they are not represented? Which methods of theatre studies are able to make them visible?
In various dramaturgical workshops, the students of the master’s seminar get to know dramaturgy as a practice. During the workshops, the students come into contact with the practical aspects of performance dramaturgy in a small group under the guidance of artists and dramaturges.
Images in Time & Space. The Lives of Images in Contemporary Theatre.
This research project considers the theatre as a space in which images are brought to life within the time and space of the theatrical event.
Visually Speaking. A Research into Visual Strategies of Illusion in Postdramatic Theater
This project understands theater as a visual event between the spectator, the object of vision and culturally and historically specific ways of seeing.