12 months
5530 EUR/year
5530 EUR/year
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The Performing Arts programme of Iceland University of the Arts is a question-led study that supports performance-related artists and art professionals to experiment and develop as practitioners and researchers through rigorous mentoring, extensive workshops and encounters with leading artists, thinkers and curators from around the world – as well as intensive peer-to-peer exchange.


Program Features

Over three semesters, artists enter into an environment geared towards extending and deepening their own practice – as well as their capacity for generating discourse around that practice.

The Performing Arts programme of Iceland University of the Arts takes each enrolled artist’s practice as the starting point for the study, and as such it is expected that each studying artist enters the course with a performance-related project that they wish to develop and realise throughout the 12 months. This project should be specific to their interests, questions and concerns as an artist – and draw upon their pre-existing artistic practice.

The course organises around guest artists, curators, thinkers and arts organisations from around the world that approach performance, choreography, theatre and dance as an expanded field of practice capable of producing experimental intersectionsbetween art and other fields of knowledge and practice – such as activism, social practices, fields of science and philosophy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art in Dialogue
  • Doing Things With Art
  • Individual Practice and Mentoring

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants apply with a defined project or research question within the field of the performing arts
  • Applicants will have completed a BA degree in performing arts or related fields of art and theory. Those applicants that do not have a BA degree in performing arts can be admitted to the programme provided that they demonstrate a knowledge of performing arts, its principles and mediums
  • Furthermore, applicants should have a career as artists within the performing arts and provide as a basis for their application defined subjects, methods or research questions that they intend to investigating further through their art practices and study
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s) and programme / course transcript(s)
  • References from two referees
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Individual Project Proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio of works
  • Students must be proficient in spoken and written English in the academic context

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2765 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2765 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • 445,578 ISK per semester.

Living costs for Reykjavik

178929 - 290400 ISK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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