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Art, Music, Design

Study Performing Arts in Germany

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Whether on or off the stage, working in the performing arts is about inspiring people. In a performing arts degree programme, you will learn how to develop and implement your own ideas and projects as well as how to perfect your practical talent. Depending on which specialisation you choose, you may receive training in improvisation, artistic analysis, or the functions and qualities of the body and voice.


44 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Final Examination, Diplom

German, English

2-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

This field of study deals with the performing arts, including theatre, musical theatre, acting, performance, dance, and other hybrid art forms. In addition to receiving practical, performance-oriented training, you will also deal with the theory, technology, aesthetics, and history related to your specific art form. The art form will thus also be examined in a historical and social context.
The following areas of specialisation belong to the field of performing arts:

  • Dramaturgy
  • Television, radio
  • Film
  • Musical theatre
  • Direction
  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Theatre studies

After completing your degree, and depending on your specialisation, you can expect to find work in theatres (on and/or behind the stage), production companies, and broadcasting companies as well as in cultural management or public relations.

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