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

Upon submission of your documentation and portfolio, the Motivation and Project Proposal, you will be considered for an interview. If it is not possible for foreign students to come to Utrecht for an admissions interview, the interview will be conducted by telephone or via Skype.

To be admitted to our Master’s programme, you must demonstrate sufficient competence in the English language by submitting an official international IELTS or TOEFL test certificate.

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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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