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Dramaturgy and Playwriting

University of the Arts Helsinki

36 months
5000 EUR/year
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Tackle the challenging questions of theatre, art, and society through Dramaturgy and Playwriting offered by the University of the Arts Helsinki with a creative and critical mind.


Key facts:

  • The core of the programme is built around questions about art and theatre, a commitment to artistic processes and stage-related work. You will have a comprehensive view of dramaturgy, as it is seen as a mixture of elements, as the logic behind a performance, work or event. The programme explores both playwriting and comparative dramaturgy.
  • Dramaturgy is a dialogue between the different elements making up the play, the performance, the artwork or the event, and an interaction between the artistic whole and the audience and environment. Through a vibrant, critical world view and a thorough knowledge of the traditions of drama and theatre, you will acquire the tools needed for developing your dramaturgical thinking.
  • In the Dramaturgy and Playwriting programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki, dramaturgy is understood as more of a question rather than a perfect and complete system. The five-year degree programme approaches art and theatre in a spirit of questioning, experimentation and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dramaturgy 
  • Theatre
  • Directing : Sources 
  • Conservatory Hour 
  • Foundations of Drama
  • Dramaturgy Forum 
  • Interpretation and Argument 
  • Foreign Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of your prior education and a transcript of study records
  • Certificate demonstrating your language skills
  • Document that proves release from liability for payment of tuition fees

Your submitted documents must state your current name and the degree programme they relate to. If the documents are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit an authorised translation into one of these languages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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