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International Master's Programme in Performance Studies

The performing arts are today more and more operating on a global and international level. Due to these developments professional fields related to theatre are changing and require intercultural knowledge and specific skills to be able to cope with project related and curational challenges.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2022

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - programmes

Welcome to the Department of Culture and Aesthetics. We hope you will enjoy your time with us.

Registration and a smooth start

You will receive an informative welcome letter via email. Please follow the instructions in this email in order to register for your programme and commence your studies.
Do not hesitate to get in touch should you have further enquiries. Please find contact details on this page.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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The International Master's Programme in Performance Studies is responding to this situation and will provide students with competences and skills that are important to their professional future. At the same time the study programme will expand their understanding of theatre and provide advanced theories and methods for the in-depth analysis of international contemporary and historical performance practices. Students graduating form the study programme will be able to work in the fields of theatre, festivals, cultural institutions and they will be well prepared to follow more expanded research in the academic field. This double bind of professional aspects and advanced research qualifications offers the students a profound basis for their professional career. At the centre of teaching methods and didactics is the concept of supervised project work that demands from the students to engage in autonomous and group steered activities to foster their independent thinking, self-organization skills and creativity. We have a close cooperation with the department of theatre studies at University of Amsterdam (UvA). Our students have the opportunity to take part in a study exchange of one semester in the Master programme “International Dramaturgy” at UvA (outgoing, fall, year 2). Our students can take part in the Winter School at UvA, our teachers/professors will contribute to the teaching there.