Autonomy & Community
If you wish to join the Master in Theatre programme, it is essential that you are both autonomous AND capable of working in a community. You will become part of a student group of ten highly diverse professionals. You work in an emphatically horizontal structure. The educational content is defined together with the students, everyone is a specialist, and all students follow their own unique pathway.
The organized program of the Master in Theatre does not intend to present a monolithic view on artistic practices and Artistic Research but rather a ‘mosaic’, offering you many possible connections with your individual practice. Through these encounters, you acquire the tools to contextualize your Artistic Project and Artistic Research.
The program is divided into 3 semesters, each with a different emphasis. The first semester is the most packed (organized meetings every Monday and Tuesday), with a focus on introducing the principles of Artistic Research. In the second semester, there is a movement from organized to self-organized. Workshops and mentoring take the upper hand. In the third semester you are, besides being the host of the new students of the first year, completely self-organized. You take care of your mentoring and complete your production with production plan (Artistic Project). You finish and present your Critical Reflection (the communication format of your Artistic Research).
In addition to seminars, workshops and meetings, the Master in Theatre offers you a wide-ranging mentoring program: a general and long-term mentoring by the program director and the lector, mentoring associated with your Artistic Research and with your Artistic Project, peer-to-peer mentoring, mentoring of the production plan, etc.
Furthermore, you have a personal mentoring budget at your disposal. You use this budget to arrange meetings with specialist mentors and coaches that your trajectory needs.
PhD in the Arts
September 2020 marks the start of an intensive collaboration with Maastricht University and the Jan van Eyck Academy which offers you the opportunity, after completing your Master's, to qualify for a doctoral degree programme in the Arts.