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Theatre Studies B.A.

Theatre Studies at LMU

The Theatre Studies bachelor degree program has a predominantly theoretical and analytical and historico-critical focus. The degree qualifies the students for a broad spectrum of areas of work in theatre, film, television, radio, press, (theatre) publishing, academia, cultural management and cultural marketing as well as other related occupational fields in other publicly and privately owned culture-mediating and culture-administration institutions.

The degree does not provide technical artistic training. The subject matter of Theatre Studies is the history, theory and aesthetics of the theatre or of other theatrical forms as well as the conditions of their emergence and effect.

Since different art forms as well as auditory, audio-visual and hypertextual media and also different cultural systems are involved in the variety of theatrical forms, the topics of Theatre Studies can only be comprehended in an interdisciplinary manner. Similarly, the current change in aesthetics and cultural policy in the theatre sector requires an expansion of the fields of investigation of Theatre Studies to media theory and practice, institutional, administrative and cultural studies aspects of the theatre as well as other strategies of culture mediation from the point of view of cultural history and practice. Practice-oriented events permit students to gain specific knowledge of these individual occupational fields during their degree.

The topics and the fields of study of Theatre Studies are conveyed across the epochs and the fields of the subject from the following perspectives:

  • historical/cultural studies
  • work and performance analysis
  • theoretical/aesthetic
  • comparative media and
  • institutional cultural studies.

On the website of the institute you will find a table presenting the study program as well as a sample schedule for the Theatre Studies B.A. program (PDF, 31 KB) at LMU.

Individual teaching courses and the associated module or module-component examinations may be held solely in English.

Choosing minor subject

The Theatre Studies Bachelor degree program in Munich consists of a major subject worth 120 points, which is combined with a minor subject worth 60 points.

Possible minor subjects:

Language requirements

Most courses are carried out in German. All foreign-degree applicants must prove their proficiency through an approved German language certificate (level B2). On the main LMU website you will find more information on accepted language certificates and on German language courses.

Application and admission procedure

Studies can only be started in the winter semester. General information on admission and enrollment you will find on the main LMU website.