Performing Arts

Stockholm University of Arts

24 months
53908 EUR/year
53908 EUR/year
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The Master's programme in Performing Arts offers you the opportunity to experiment, reflect, investigate, explore and generate new ideas and knowledge within a dynamic learning and research environment.


The Master’s programme in Performing Arts is aimed at artists and practitioners who want to develop their creative practice, explore new directions as well as engage more deeply with ideas, reflection, and practice-based research. As a student you should have a background within one or more of the following fields of performing arts: scenography, playwriting/dramaturgy, directing, costume, sound, lighting, make-up and wig design, production or technical management. The Performing Arts is a cross-disciplinary field and the programme brings together diverse disciplines, fields and art forms thus encouraging a cross-disciplinary approach to making, thinking and communicating.

Programme Structure

Year 1: During the first year you are introduced to various positions on knowledge, theory, reflection and artistic research. Within the course ‘Methods in Artistic Research’ we look at a broad range of artistic research methods and processes as well as practice-based research. We ask how we understand knowledge and analysis within an artistic context and we look at the ways in which the processes of performance-making enable artists to contribute with new knowledge into a field. 

Year 2: In the second year we will  build on experience and knowledge acquired during year 1 and you will take advanced versions of ‘Methods in Artistic Research’, ‘Art Society Context’ and ‘Performing Arts’. There will be one elective course.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

General entry requirement for studies at the second cycle (a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent), andSpecific entry requirements:A bachelor in fina arts or the equivalent

  • English 5 or the equivalent
  • A grade of Pass in the qualification test showing artistic ability in performing arts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53908 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26954 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    53908 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26954 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

The tuition fee for the Master's programme in Performing Arts: 

  • 282 000 SEK per term and 
  • 1 128 000 SEK for the whole programme.


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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