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Spettacolo Teatrale Scaled

Master of Arts in Theatre

Specialization in Physical Theatre

Physical 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)

The Physical Theatre major places the actor at the center of artistic creation as author, creator and performer. The program encourages an individual approach to theatrical creation while engaging students in a lively discussion of contemporary stage aesthetics. In keeping with this approach, the curriculum emphasizes the exploratory and experimental nature of stage work and the conception of the artist as one who simultaneously investigates and interrogates new forms of theatrical expression.


The curriculum is divided into four semesters. During the first two semesters, students discover and develop creative and artistic skills and principles in the context of the laboratories, seminars, and workshops of the Master of Arts in theatre, with special emphasis on the creative and exploratory character proper to the specialization. The third and fourth semesters are devoted primarily to artistic production and critical thinking.
A theme related to the body and its physicality is the starting point for artistic research that results in a theatrical creation presented to an audience. The performer accompanies the artistic work with a documentation of his or her research and a reflection on the process and its outcome.

More information:

MA Study Guide


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

What the study focuses on

Physical skills and acting

  • Training and playing

  • Search for a distinctive theatrical language

Cognitive and analytical skills

  • theoretical aspects of theater and other arts

  • analysis of different performances and theater phenomena

Artistic practice skills and theatrical ability


  • of composition

  • of dramaturgy

  • of direction

Communication and organizational skills


  • project management

  • presentations and forum discussions

Creative skills


  • development of a creative process

  • transposition of an idea or theme into a theatrical creation

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