M.A. On Campus

Performance Practices

ArtEZ University of the Arts

24 months
10700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master Performance Practices at the ArtEZ University of the Arts is an incubator for artistic research around the Body in Performance and its wider ecology, offering five different and unique specialisations.


The five specialisations in this Performance Practices programme – Choreography, Theatre Practices, Performance Art, De-disciplined Body and Digital Performances – are at the forefront of rigorous artistic and intellectual enquiry and facilitated by a team of internationally renowned practitioners and researchers.

Students at the ArtEZ University of the Arts design thorough lines of research, investigating, challenging, and reshaping the role of the artist, contributing to the advancement of performance in their chosen field.


Once graduated, you will have developed your knowledge and skills as a diverse thinking, de-disciplined and independent artist researcher, capable of promoting performance making as a strategy for initiating motion.

Aware of your own stance in relation to otherness, you can take steps to maintain or change position. Performance Practitioners have impact as makers, choreographers, directors, performers, creative producers, arts administrators, applied theatre practitioners and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Body in Performance
  • Designing the Body of Research
  • Bodies in Dissent
  • Studio Practice & Experimentation
  • Dramaturgical Practice & Making Public
  • Wild Bodies
  • Post-Body Reflections
  • Ecologies of Performance: Curation & Facilitation
  • Dissemination and Documentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A motivation letter which shows the importance of developing your practice further, your rationale for pursuing a Masters at the MTP, your engagement with the notion of the explicit Body in Performance, your ability to sustain your practice and simultaneously conduct largely independent study.
  • A clearly formulated Artistic Research Proposal (max 1200 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field.
  • Curriculum Vitae with previous education and working practices.
  • Links to videos of your work, website or weblogs, and photographs of your work (up to six links, but at least one).
  • A copy of your BA diploma together with the transcript of grades.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Arnhem

770 - 1170 EUR /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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