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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

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International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Music, Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Groningen

This Master's programme offers a rich field of study which encompasses both emergent and historically established practices in music and the performing arts.

We highlight those phenomena which most impact theorganization, experience, and creative potentialof musical and theatre makers and audiences in the twentieth andtwenty first centuries. MA students examine thecurrent constitution of musical and theatricalorganizations, as well as the impact of broader processes suchas globalization, digitalization, urbanization,festivalisation, and mobility upon expandingforms of creativity. Because humans continue to shapecreative experience within cultural fields, thisspecialisation aims to uncover how musicand theatre remain relevant for understandingbroader relations between culture, society, and the arts.

We examine these and other processes inhistorical contexts and in our musicaland theatrical present, where economic crisis inrecording and performing industries has led tovast rearrangements of musical and theatrical labour andchanging conceptions of the public sphere.Because this program highlights the complexityof the contemporary popular music, art music, and theatre professional worlds, students enterarts professions with specialised knowledge andskills, which ensure that they arehighly employable.

This Master's programme offers a rich field of study which encompasses both emergent and historically established practices in music and the performing arts.

We highlight those phenomena which most impact theorganization, experience, and creative potentialof musical and theatre makers and audiences in the twentieth andtwenty first centuries. MA students examine thecurrent constitution of musical and theatricalorganizations, as well as the impact of broader processes suchas globalization, digitalization, urbanization,festivalisation, and mobility upon expandingforms of creativity. Because humans continue to shapecreative experience within cultural fields, thisspecialisation aims to uncover how musicand theatre remain relevant for understandingbroader relations between culture, society, and the arts.

We examine these and other processes inhistorical contexts and in our musicaland theatrical present, where economic crisis inrecording and performing industries has led tovast rearrangements of musical and theatrical labour andchanging conceptions of the public sphere.Because this program highlights the complexityof the contemporary popular music, art music, and theatre professional worlds, students enterarts professions with specialised knowledge andskills, which ensure that they arehighly employable.

After your studies

Job prospects

There are other employment possibilities such as a position by amedia company or for the advertisement and commercial field. Priorstudents have also begun their own successful arts organisations,advice bureaus, or research institutions in the field of arts,culture, and event organisations.

There are other employment possibilities such as a position by amedia company or for the advertisement and commercial field. Priorstudents have also begun their own successful arts organisations,advice bureaus, or research institutions in the field of arts,culture, and event organisations.

Job examples

  • Policy maker
  • Culture consultant
  • Managerial position in the professional field of the arts
  • Cultural critic

    A cultural critic has a specific interest in the institutionaland societal context of arts production, distribution andcreation.

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language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

previous education

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a relatedfield, such as:

  • Arts Philosophy
  • Arts Sociology
  • Arts Policy
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature

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previous education

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Culture and Media or in a relatedfield, such as:

  • Arts Philosophy
  • Arts Sociology
  • Arts Policy
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Literature

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