Applied Text Analysis and Dramaturgy
Information
Apply

Applied Text Analysis and Dramaturgy - course

Applied Text Analysis and Dramaturgy is a course for you who wish to develop and sharpen your dramaturgical analytical skills in relation to text, script and performance analysis. The course will also consider dramaturgy and dramaturgical analysis in relation to creative processes and theatre production.

This advanced level course aims to give you a grasp of dramaturgy and play analysis and it helps you develop practical and applied dramaturgical tools and methodologies.  

Throughout the spring semester you will read, discuss and analyse a wide range of texts and plays from different dramaturgical traditions such as classical drama; postdramatic texts; documentary and verbatim theatre and texts created within devising processes to name but a few. You will also read and engage with texts from diverse cultures and traditions.

While the focus is primarily on texts written for performance, further examples will be sourced from film, radio and other art forms. Dramaturgical analysis implies the analysis of texts in relation to their practical staging, and the course will therefore also address performance analysis with particular focus on the role of text within current productions. You will be expected to attend a minimum of two current productions in Stockholm.

The course is taught in English, however it will be taught in Swedish should all students be native Swedish-speakers. Please be aware that some guest lectures and presentations will be in English and some plays and contextualising theory on the course will also be in English.

  • Read more

    The course is delivered through lectures on dramaturgy, play analysis and dramaturgical processes together with presentations on specific themes and issues relating to current play and theatre production.

    You will read and analyse plays in group seminars and in individual supervision meetings. In addition to this you will be expected to undertake independent studies and prepare for weekly seminars and lectures.

    The course is full-time and delivered three days a week - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, except between 2-26 April. Mondays and Fridays are for preparations.

    The assessment has two components: an individual oral presentation and a written assignment to which your course colleagues will respond within a final seminar.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the second cycle.

    Specific entry requirement

    • Bachelor´s degree in Fine Arts
    • English 5.
       

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    In addition to the qualifications needed to be able to complete the course, experience with text and theatre production is considered valuable. Other helpful prerequisites would be literature and arts-based education as well as experience with oral and written communication (writing and presentation).

  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original.
    • All documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: cv_ first name_ family name

     

    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complete.

    1. A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish Citizen)

    Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.

    2. Documentation showing that you meet the general entry requirements for studies at second cycle/advanced level

    • Upload a signed transcript of records showing that you have previously studied at university level.
    • If you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).
       

    We only accept documents in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from Antagning.se. We do not accept e-mails as certificates

    3. Documentation showing that you meet the specific entry requirement of a Degree of a Bachelor of Fine Arts

    • Upload an official document stating that you have completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, including the transcript of records, signed by the university.
    • If you are in your last year of studies please upload a certificate that shows completed and current courses
    • If you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below)
       

    We only accept documents in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from Antagning.se. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

    4. Documentation showing that you meet the specific entry requirement  of English 5.
    Read more about how to show your level of proficiency in English here.

    5. Your cv
    List education, professional and other experience that you find relevant for this application. Write in either English or Swedish. Use PDF.

    6. Letter of motivation
    A brief description of why you are applying for the course. Max 1 A4 (about 4000 characters incl. blanks). Write in either English or Swedish. Use PDF.

    7. A written reflection
    A written reflection on a text or play which you found interesting or problematic. Please address the following:
    1) What do you find interesting or problematic about the text
    2) What thoughts and interpretations does the text, in your view, conjure up? Max 3 A4 (approx 12000 characters incl. space).

    Applying for recognition of prior learning

    If you do not meet the general requirements and/or specific requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements and/or specific entry requirements.

    • signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

    Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    After the last day of application Uniarts will go through your application and an admission group will make a selection if needed.

    The selection is based on your CV, Letter of motivation and Written reflection based on the criteria:

    • Ability to reflect
    • Clear communication
  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 255 000 SEK. 

     

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.