Department of Theatre Studies
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The Theatre Studies Course aims at giving students a comprehensive knowledge of theatre and drama as performance activities and to present theatre as a living organism within society. The changing role of actors and performers, the development of spatial performance structures, and the relationship between theatre, society, politics and philosophy, is analysed and discussed. In line with the most recent developments in the field of Performance Studies the course investigates the roots of theatre activity and the genealogy of theatrical performance in relation to religious, political, and social structures. The programme also focuses on the relationship of theatre with the associated arts of music and dance. In this respect it investigates contemporary theories and studies recent practices also within the context of newly emergent digital media. In a time of over-specialisation, the course aims at cultivating an interdisciplinary approach which makes students open to different disciplines. The programme locates theatre and performance within the context of cultural and creative industries and equips students with the basic critical and practical tools to operate within this sector.