University master's degree in Theatre Studies

This is the only master's degree in Catalonia and one of the few around the Mediterranean to focus on both theoretical and practical research in this field

General information

  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS CREDITS
  • Course begins on 23/09/2022
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 01/02/2022
    See the calendar
  • Pre-registration period: Closed
  • Places: 40 places
  • Price: €27.67 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU residence permit). 2022/23 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2022/23 Academic year.

  • Language: Catalan (80%); Spanish (20%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Are performing arts your passion? The master's degree in Theatre Studies offers a platform from which to reflect on the theory and research of performing arts from multiple methodological perspectives and analysis approaches.

Are you interested in theatre research? This academic programme, focused on research, contains two specialisations: History and Theory of Performing Arts (advanced studies of theoretical and historiographic discourses on scenic arts) and Theory and Practice of Creative Processes (creation processes through practices).

Are you a performing arts creator, professional or enthusiast? This master's degree guarantees that you will acquire a broad and diverse knowledge of the theatre studies field.

Are you interested in receiving training from the best specialists in performing arts? The programme includes highly specialised lecturers from the UAB, the Barcelona Theatre Institute (ITB), the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), all in close contact with the performing arts as historians, critics, dramaturgs, stage directors, etc.

Would you like to continue onto a PhD programme in performing arts? Being an university master's degree means that it provides the necessary credentials to go on to a PhD programme at the UAB or any other university in Europe.

Career options

Research into the performing arts, scenic directing, teaching, creation of informative material, documentation in theatre organisations, companies and schools, translation of plays and media documents, sociocultural promotional activities, etc.


Work placements

Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Participating universities

Pompeu Fabra University

Collaborating institutions:

Barcelona Theatre School

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

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