M.A. On Campus

Music, Theatre and Performance Studies

12 months
14570 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This master programme in Music, Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Groningen offers two specializations: one in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures and another in Theatre, Culture and Media studies.  


Within both the music and theatre specialization, we highlight those phenomena which most impact the organization, experience, and creative potential of music and theatre makers and audiences in the twentieth and twenty first centuries. 

Students in the Music, Theatre and Performance Studies programme from University of Groningen examine the current constitution of music or theatre organizations, as well as the impact of broader processes such as globalization, digitalization, urbanization, festivalisation, and mobility upon expanding forms of creativity. Because humans continue to shape creative experience within cultural fields, these two specialisations aim to uncover how music or theatre remain relevant for understanding broader relations between culture, society, and the arts.

Job prospects

  • Music specialization
  • Theatre specialization

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts and the Public Sphere 
  • Classical Music in the Digital Age 
  • Contemporary Film and Media Curating 
  • Media, Materials, Makers 
  • Music Technologies and Ideologies
  • Public Arts Policy in Global Context

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

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a related field, such as:

  • Arts Philosophy
  • Arts Sociology
  • Arts Policy
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14570 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14570 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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