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Artistic research, in-depth knowledge acquisition and reflection are the starting points of our degree course.

Curriculum

The Master’s programme gives you plenty of space to put your work and/or artistic practice centre stage for the duration of your studies. Cohesion is enhanced by the artistic research you do to develop your own work (investigation in both a practical and theoretical sense) and to develop your own artistic system (reflection). Research is done into and through the art work, in four distinct stages of research and development: play and experiment; collection of meaningful material; formulation of the artistic system; communication and presentation of research results.

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.

There is an assessment at the end of every semester, when we examine how you are developing in terms of visual dramaturgy, and conceptual and theoretical reflection. The fourth semester is mostly taken up with preparing for graduation in which you independently initiate and present the results of your scenographic research in the form of a design or project. In addition, you present a theoretical thesis in which you place your own work and research in
a wider context.

Course duration

The MA programme Scenography degree is a full-time course. The programme of 120 credits is distributed over two academic years. This is a program that will enable you to attain a high level of practical expertise and knowledge of scientific disciplines and professional theatre practices and how to apply them.

Study in Utrecht

Once you have been admitted as a student at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, there are certain matters you must attend to before you come to the Netherlands. Read more

"Scenography is not simply concerned with creating and presenting images to an audience; it is concerned with audience reception and engagement. It is a sensory as well as an intellectual experience, emotional as well as rational."


(McKinney, Joslin (2009). The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)