For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in theater studies or an equivalent degree that corresponds in content and structure to the bachelor’s program in theater studies at Freie Universität Berlin.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
Theater studies, as taught in the master’s program, is understood as a discipline at the intersection of cultural studies, art history, and media studies, maintaining interdisciplinary openness and taking into account the mutual relationship between theory and practice, arts and humanities. The discipline is not only concerned with theatrical performances of all genres (theater, music theater, dance theater, performance art) but also with theatrical ways of thinking and acting. The master’s program includes the areas of theater history, contemporary theater/performance analysis, theory and aesthetics, and theater/arts/media.