M.A. On Campus

Expanded Theater

Bern University of Applied Sciences

18 months
1824 EUR/year
1440 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Expanded Theater at the Bern University of Applied Sciences is based on a broad understanding of theatre. The programme is aimed at actors as well as artists from other disciplines.


As a student in MA Expanded Theater you can design your studies to a large extent according to your individual interests and focus. You can make up your course portfolio from the courses offered by Bern University of the Arts and the other Swiss theatre schools in Lausanne, Zurich and Verscio.

We focus on the practical examination of contemporary forms of theatre as well as on the development and realisation of your own artistic ideas. In addition, we address issues that go beyond pure performance skills such as scenography, light design, sound and media. Internationally active theatre practitioners accompany you in your process.

Career prospects

The master’s degree qualifies you to work as a professional theatre practitioner with a specialisation of your choice. As a graduate you will have expanded your disciplinary training and will be able to participate in a wide variety of performance projects and to position yourself professionally.

In a professional world in which working and production methods are becoming more and more interdisciplinary, artists with the above qualifications are in great demand – both at theatre institutions and in independent companies.

Examples of our graduates’ job profiles:

  • Freelance theatre practitioners and dancers
  • Performance artists
  • Company members at municipal theatre institutions
  • Choreographers & stage directors
  • Writers

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Creation
  • Workshops
  • Theory & Management
  • Encounters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor in Theatre, Dance, Performance or a comparable artistic degree at Bachelor level, or a proven practical artistic qualification whose equivalence will be reviewed by the admission committee.
  • An active command of German or English at level B1 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required of our master’s students. A passive understanding of English is assumed in any case. Upon entry into the second semester a command of German at level A1 is expected.
  • Portfolio
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1824 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 912 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 720 EUR per semester during 18 months.
    • National: CHF 750
    • International: CHF 950

Living costs for Bern

1655 - 2130 CHF /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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