Theatre Pedagogy

University of the Arts Helsinki

24 months
5000 EUR/year
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The Theatre Pedagogy programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki combines critical thinking, artistic-pedagogical practices and exploration of the wide range of meanings in the arts.


Students in the Theatre Pedagogy programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki reflect on and develop the practices and pedagogy of performing arts within an open, dialogue-oriented community. 

You will be provided support for critical, innovative thinking, multidisciplinary interaction, multiartistic collaborations and for adopting an experimental attitude. 

The foundation of the programme are students’ personal experiences and perceptions, and they are brought into open dialogue with other students, teachers and the academic field of art pedagogy. 


In the Master’s Programme in Theatre Pedagogy, art pedagogy is seen as a form of artistic activity where pedagogical questions are ever-present. In the context of art pedagogy, art, performance and teaching are viewed as encounters where aesthetic, ethical and political phenomena are intertwined.

The programme consists of advanced studies in the arts, studies in the theory and practices of art pedagogy, research studies, teaching practices, international interaction and elective studies that support the development of the student’s identity as an art pedagogue.

The students are encouraged to take risks, make bold choices and to seek new solutions within the framework of the programme’s curriculum. The goal of the master’s programme is to train open-minded art pedagogue professionals who have found their own voice, have cooperation skills and are aware of their responsibility.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical and philosophical foundations of education
  • The experiential foundations of art pedagogy
  • Conceptions of human being and learning in arts education
  • Special pedagogy in the field of art
  • Dialogue in arts education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The Master’s Programme in Theatre Pedagogy is aimed at anyone who has a BA degree in theatre or corresponding university qualifications in theatre (minimum of 60 cr) and the artistic competence gained through work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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