The two-year programme in dramaturgy is focused on developing individual students` personal talent aptitudes and on independent artistic creation of an authorial, interpretive or adaptive nature. It is equally focused on developing the ability to collaborate with the director and the troupe of actors with the goal of significantly participating in the staging of a one-act - and at the end of the programme a feature-length - play in the Disk Theatre or other theatrical space which makes it possible to develop the collaboration of all production components in circumstances commensurate with the demands of a professional theatre. Graduates should be well-equipped technically for their professions and should have mastered a wide spectrum of skills and knowledge in the theory and history of their field in connection with the development of world art and history generally. They should be oriented in the broad domestic and foreign context, and be able to interpret contemporary theatre and their own experience with it in a creative manner.
A graduate of the Master`s programme in dramaturgy must be capable of independent creation as well as intensive collaboration with the director in preparing and rehearsing a feature-length play for the graduate performance at the Disk Theatre. His/her skills must include the ability to reflect on specific issues of dramaturgy and directing in the written Master`s work on an appropriate theoretical level. He/she must have mastered the professional fundamentals of dramaturgical work not only in theatre but also in other media, radio, television, and should be able to orient himself/herself in production, as well as in the organisation and management of a theatre. He/she can find future professional employment in all of these areas.
Successful completion of the entrance examination, in which the student presents and provides a rationale for the topic and content of the two-year Master`s programme. If the student is coming from another arts school, he/she must undergo a two-phase admissions process consisting of a written elaboration of an analysis and directing and dramaturgy conception of one one-act play and one feature-length play with a specific idea of their stage realisation. In a subsequent interview with the candidate, the commission will examine his/her aptitudes of talent and education, the type of practical professional training which he/she has undergone, and his/her psychological disposition and communication skills. Tests are administered as needed to examine the candidate`s sense for a dramatic situation and its verbal qualities, empathetic ability and ability to collaborate in a team. A presentation of the candidate`s own artistic work is desirable: a theatre or radio play, a script, interpretation, dramaturgical arrangement, adaptation, non-dramatic theatrical material.