Master of Fine Arts in Performing Arts

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place of study
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Fredericia
student intake
application deadline
april 2019

The two-year Master's Programme in Performing Arts is the first of it's kind to be offered in Denmark. The Master of Fine Arts in Performing Arts (MFA) centers around professional artistic practice and artistic research. Contrary to an academic master, the aim is to develop each student into an original and groundbreaking artist. 

one master - many specialisations

The master programme offers several possibilities for artistic specialisation. The specialisations will be announced in February 2019. When applying you must choose which specialisation you want to follow. 

Every student will follow an independent path through the programme according to the chosen specialisation and the qualifying bachelor programme. Whether you have a background in acting, directing, stagecraft, dance, stage management, lighting or sound design or another area within the performing arts field you can apply for any specialisation. When applying for a specialisation you must formulate an individual study plan. You will have one main study supervisor throughout the course of study as well as one or several subject-specific instructors. 

All specialisations focus on the interaction between professionalism within the subject field, entrepreneurship and artistic research. The objective is to develop your professional basis further and create an opportunity to specialise in an artistic field that you want to develop to a high professional level. You will learn to independently create and organise artistic projects nationally and internationally.

It is our aim to create an open space for learning where all master students are given the possibility to follow an individual path to their goals.
- mads thygesen, rector

Photo: Jakob Carlsen
embark on an individual path to your artistic goals
how to apply