Performance Leila Anderson (January 2015)

DAS Theatre offers one programme, one 'dramaturgy of learning', for students of two profiles: theatre makers and curators. We believe that an intense dialogue between both can instigate new ideas, approaches and practices.

Do you think your work would benefit from new input, unexpected artistic encounters and intense peer-to-peer exchanges? Do you want to dedicate some time to practical exploration and experimentation? Do you want to develop a vocabulary and language of your own, in order to reflect upon your work and communicate about it? Do you want to (re)consider the contexts and conditions for your practice to become (more) sustainable?

Theatre makers and curators studying at DAS Theatre define their goals and adopt appropriate methods for research in order to expand and deepen their practice and work. Although the focus is on individual development, our main educational strategies revolve around the learning potential of encounters. Besides a diverse peer group, and the input from guest teachers, you will benefit from exchanges with the DAS Theatre tutors and you will have the opportunity to invite an individual advisor to follow up your processes. Team coaching is part of the curriculum.

This is how the DAS Theatre programme supports your artistic and professional development. An international environment, a broad network, a home and a working space, DAS Theatre is a full-time, two-year and residential Masters study.

DAS Graduate School
DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) is part of the DAS Graduate School, established in 2016 by the Amsterdam University of the Arts to bring its masters, doctorate and research programs together under one roof. The school finds its home in a newly renovated building, the heart of which has been transformed into an open & welcoming locale for gatherings and meetings between the arts, science, education and society.

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Accreditation and degree

The quality of this programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive an accredited master's degree in Theatre and the title Master of Arts (MA). Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO).

More information on accreditation and degrees

Programme details

Study load
120 EC

Study length
2 years, full-time

Language of instruction

CROHO code
44874 (M Theater)

Master of Arts (MA)