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Dramaturgy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
In view of the dramaturge’s rapidly changing job description, it is particularly important for the Dramaturgy programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt to convey content that prepares students not just for the theatre that already exists, but also for a future theatre still unknown to students and lecturers. 


The Dramaturgy programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt  includes, amongst other things, the fundamental issues of dramaturgical practice and theory, artistic-practical work in scenic projects, workshops and theory-practice seminars, independent artistic, theoretical and organisational-curating work, the theory, history and analysis of the theatre in all of its variations and manifestations, the representation and critique of theatrical forms, theatre technology, production dramaturgy and insights into the fundamentals of theatre organisation (stage, contract and publishing law, theatre management, press and publicity work). 

The Masters Programme in Dramaturgy is a programme of the Chair of Theatre Studies at the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies. At the same time it is part of the Hessian Theatre Academy, an academic and production association of programmes in Hessian tertiary institutions that provide theatre qualifications, and the most important Hessian city and state theatre. The tight connection between academic and practical theatre work arises due to the double positioning of the programme – on the one hand in the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies and, on the other, in the Hessian Theatre Academy. This means that the Dramaturgy Programme already enables students to participate in exchange and cooperation with students from other theatre areas (Theatre Studies, Directing, Acting, Scenography) in seminars and concrete projects within the framework of their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • theory, history and analysis of theater in all its varieties and manifestations
  • general and comparative theater research
  • critical theory
  • post-structuralism and alterity
  • issues in the field of tension between theater, society, theory and Politics
  • dramaturgical reading

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • successfully absolved tertiary degree
  • practical experience in the occupational field of dramaturgy – as a rule of at  least two months duration –
  • Proof of English language skills (at least niveau B2)
  • good language skills of at least another modern language (B1) or in Latin or Classical Greek
 Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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Semester fee: 366.71 EUR

Living costs for Frankfurt am Main

  • 941 - 1520 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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