Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, programme Scenography students at HKU Theatre are trained to transform any environment into a theatrical surrounding, through supervising and stimulating the development of their creative and intellectual capabilities.


Are you a visual artist, a theatre designer, a theatre maker or director, a performance designer, a visual dramaturg, a multimedia artist, an architect or spatial designer, a curator of events, involved in scenographic art practice in any other way or ambitious to be so? Are you eager to develop your work through practice and research? At the MA programme Scenography of HKU Theatre, you work, think and share.

The course is suitable for students who have just completed their Bachelor’s degree and are capable of conducting research independently and in a broad context, as well as for artists who have already been working as professionals at Bachelor’s level for several years. The study program offers you conceptual deepening and broadening of professional skills, and frameworks for research.

Study programme

Artistic research, in-depth knowledge acquisition and reflection are the starting points of our degree course. The curriculum base is formed by encounters with professional theatre makers with diverse artistic practices; through workshops, group projects, round tables, theoretical study and excursions.

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Application and admission

We welcome applications throughout the year. The entrance committee works according to a schedule of 5 rounds: December 15 2017; February 16 2018; March 30 2018; May 11 2018; June 20 2018.

The deadline for applicants from non-EEA countries is May 15, 2018. The application deadline for applicants from EEA countries is May 31, 2018. Make sure to apply on time as overseas students will need extra time to arrange for visa and funding (see finances below).


Read about tuition fee at HKU.
You could be eligible for funding via a talent grant, the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) or the Holland Scholarship. Read more about scholarships and grants. We advice you to sort out all finance matters and scholarship/grants possibilities in an early stage of your application proces. This to prevend dissapointment of not being able to join our programme after being admitted.

Upon graduation

MA programme Scenography graduates are independent artists and designers capable of working in (artistic) team configurations, with an ability to initiate, organize and supervise projects themselves. They can accept all kinds of assignments in which ideas are required for a theatrical design of space.

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• Degree: Master of Arts

(CROHO code 49114)

• 120 ECTS

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• Location: Pastoe Factory Rotsoord 3, 3523 CL Utrecht

Yearbook 2017

Have a look at the HKU Theatre yearbook, MA Scenography section: