Theatre Studies is focused on theatrical figuration and production. We study dramaturgy, dialogue, scenography (set design), lighting, movements and voices, in other words the language of theatrical performance, from antiquity to our own times.
In this educational programme we combine theoretical knowledge with practical elements. Through workshop and performance you investigate the physical, verbal and spatial dimensions of the art of acting.
Alongside plays, performances and roles you will study the history of directing and acting techniques, stage design, the varied opportunities and functions of venues and theatres. The courses also include a study of non-textual expression such as contemporary performance art.
In the first cycle (undergraduate stage) you acquire an understanding of the expressive forms of theatre in the Western World and their relation to the period in which they arose as well as the different occupational roles in the theatrical world. Theatre visits and discussions with theatrical professionals are an integral part of activities. Teachers in the subject are very well acquainted with both the theoretical and practical aspects of the theatre. You can also read Theatre studies in the third cycle and the subject can constitute the main field of study for the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree (60 HE credits). Please note that all courses are taught in Swedish.
Our education gives you the opportunity to analyse drama and theatrical productions in discussions and in written assignments. You acquire an insight into the relation between the text of the play, the staging and acting as well as into the relationship between the particular theatrical expression and the society from which it emerges. You have opportunities for contact with theatre professionals. Those who have undertaken Theatre Studies with us often work within the cultural and educational sectors – as writers on cultural matters, theatrical producers, arts administrators, drama teachers, dramaturgs and dramatists.