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Theater Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for Theater Studies
Prof. Dr. Jan Lazardzig and Prof. Dr. Matthias Warstat
Grunewaldstr. 35
12165 Berlin
(030) 838-503 10 (Sekretariat)
(030) 838-4 50310

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

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.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester) and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters