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December 21, 2020

MA in Live Art and Performance Studies

University of the Arts Helsinki

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Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy welcomes applications for the master’s programme in Live Art and Performance Studies. Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) is a full-time, research-preparatory, two-year master’s programme in English that uniquely combines contemporary performance and live art practices with performance studies, visual cultures and artistic research.

The LAPS master’s programme combines critical thinking with experimentation in artistic work and artistic research. The programme empowers its students to develop and activate new knowledge in practice and theory. LAPS is one of the first, and still one of the very few master’s programmes in the world that combines performance studies and practice of live art & performance art.

LAPS is designed for students that already have a foundation in live art, performance art, or they work in the multidisciplinary field of contemporary art, but want to develop their research skills alongside their artistic practice.

The programme is equally designed for those who have already carried out research in another field in the humanities or sciences, but want to focus more on e.g. embodied practices or performative research.

Professionals from a wide range of fields, including people from the non-academic or activist backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications between January 7–20, 2021 (ending at 3pm local Finnish time on the last day). The programme is open to international students and is tuition free for EU / EEA students.

Learn more about the programme. Admissions guide.

The University of the Arts Helsinki
The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki), located in Finland’s capital Helsinki, provides the highest level of education in music, fine arts, theatre and dance in Finland. Uniarts Helsinki is an international forerunner in education and research in the field of arts and strengthens the role of art as a force that reforms society. Established in 2013, Uniarts Helsinki consists of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy.

Learn more about the study options at Uniarts Helsinki.

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