What you'll study
arthaus.berlin international school offers the international performing arts community full-time and part-time training programs on postgraduate level in the field of devised theatre and performance.
Practitioners with a background in theatre, performance, dance, circus arts, visual arts, design, architecture, directing, writing or choreographing, can enroll on one of our MA or MFA degree programs or complete the training with a professional development certificate.
Devised Theatre and Performance MA
The Devised Theatre and Performance MA at arthaus.berlin / international school in collaboration with Rose Bruford College offers you an intense and practice-based program to introduce you to the process of creating and reflecting your own work in the field of contemporary theatre and performance.
Its approach builds on the research of the French theatre reformer Jacques Lecoq into the process of embodiment as a pathway to personal authenticity, creative autonomy and artistic originality.
The program invites you to explore your voice and vision as an artist at the beginning of the 21st century through a highly movement-based approach, which aims to increase your ability to experience the worlds around and within you with all your senses and in a state of profound playfulness.
You will build on your already existing practice/s as an actress, dancer, writer, designer, musician, circus performer, fine artist, architect, etc. and will explore the possibilities of collaborative devising, interdisciplinary collaborations or solo projects through the performative languages of your interest, from installation to physical theatre performance, film making to playwriting, dance choreography to set design.
The program understands itself as a hybrid between a creative laboratory and rigorous training and aims to support you on the way to become the artist you wish to be as well as at the development of autonomous, personal and innovative work.
Advanced Devising Practice MFA
The Advanced Devising Practice MFA at arthaus.berlin / international school offers practitioners interested in deepening their devising practice in addition to module 1-3 of the MA Devised Theatre and Performance an advanced exploration of embodied dramaturgy as practical and theoretical research into the universe of your devised work and how it relates to the worlds we live in.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore your own voice as a creator through the development, research, creation, presentation and documentation of a performative project over 6 months. The project can be presented in Berlin or any other location of your own choice.
Integral Movement and Performance Practice MA/MFA
The Integral Movement and Performance Practice MA/MFA at arthaus.berlin / Thomas Prattki Centre in collaboration with Rose Bruford College addresses advanced practitioners in the performing, healing and educational arts, who wish to deepen their research into the practices of embodiment and devised performance as a pathway to self-development, whether in settings for personal growth as in the movement and performance-based educational and healing arts or for the development of professional performance projects which are rooted in a dialogue with one’s own body self and its resonances to inner and outer worlds.
The program seeks to integrate the research of the French theatre reformer Jacques Lecoq into the process of embodiment, Jungian and post-Jungian concepts on personal growth, an exploration of mythologies and shamanic traditions from around the world, studies of the neurosciences, contemporary discourses on performance and self-development as well as a regular practice of creating performative projects throughout the program.
It aims to propose pathways towards the development of personal autonomy, self-awareness and the expression of one’s creative potential as important aspects of fully embodied individuation processes in art and life.
The program is offered as a 3 year part-time MA program or a 4 year MFA part-time program.
Applicants for Masters Programmes will be expected to have a good Honours Degree (usually a 2.1) in a related subject area. The College also encourages applications from those without formal qualifications who may be accepted on the basis of extensive professional experience.Funding and Financial Support
MA, MFA fulltime and part-time options
Mode of study
Full time or Part-time
Course Fees (2022 Entry)
MA Integral Movement and Performance Practice (180 credits)
MFA Integral Movement and Performance Practice (240 credits)
MA Devised Theatre and Performance MA (180 credits)
MFA Advanced Devising Practice (240 credits)
MA Devised Theatre and Performance (top-up)