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Spettacolo Teatrale Accademia Dimitri

Master of Arts in Theatre

Specialization in Applied Theater Practice

Puppet theatre

Duration of studies: 4 semesters (90 ECTS)
Full-time curriculum

Tongue: English

Master documentation registration fee: CHF 50.

Entrance exam fee: CHF 150.-

Semester tuition fee: CHF 1'200.- (non-refundable)

In the Applied Theatre Practice major, the artist is confronted with social realities that are outside his or her field of expertise in the strict sense (art), thus coming into contact with issues that make the subject of many public discussions, such as migration, urbanization, inclusion and others.

In the various courses, the student explores the impact that theatrical and creative practice can have on society and seeks how to transfer his or her practices and skills to non-theatrical fields. Creativity is explored on the theatrical level by seeking to go outside the strictly artistic context, with a view to developing social engagement as an artist.

The specialization in Applied Theatre Practice leverages on a consistent collaboration with SUPSI, which, thanks to the multiplicity of projects and research taking place in its various departments, institutes and centers of expertise, provides a potential pool of observation and application for the students of the Master in Applied Theatre Practice.

The program of study is divided over 4 semesters. During the first two semesters, students discover and develop their artistic and creative skills in the context of the Master of Arts in theatre, emphasizing the specific, creative and exploratory nature of the specialization. In the third and fourth semesters, the artist develops a concept in an area of his or her choice. The concept itself is tested in a practical way and is accompanied by reflection on the final outcome.

More information:

MA Study Guide


Head of Master Studies
Anna Gromanová
Master's Administration
Tamara Kaelin

What the study focuses on

Cognitive and analytical skills


  • theoretical aspects of theater and other arts

  • analysis of different performances and theater phenomena

  • artistic research in relation to a theatrical application


Artistic practice skills and theatrical ability


  • of composition

  • of dramaturgy

  • of direction

Communication and organizational skills, academic skills


  • project management

  • presentations and forum discussions


Creative and conceptual skills


  • development of a creative process, concretization of an idea in an applied field)

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