Depending on the study programme and the vision of the profession, curricula are made up of: 

  • core or main subjects
  • technical and supporting subjects
  • theory and research
  • projects (‘creation of theatre and dance’)

These curriculum components have specific learning goals that relate to the exit qualifications and the competencies.

The core or main subjects differ per study programme but form the basis or core of the curriculum because they are directly related to the professional discipline.
The technical and supporting subjects and theory and research contribute to the development of a basic knowledge of the discipline and to the continued exploration and application thereof in practice. All study programmes find it important to offer opportunity for projects and large assignments; applications of the core or main subjects, for example: presentations, public projects and performances. The central focus is on ‘creation of theatre and dance’ with the integration of different study components. A student can show what he/she has learned and adapted to suit their own preferences.

During your study you will take part in different creative processes: within your study programme or elsewhere or in collaboration with other study programmes. These projects not only contribute to nurturing theatrical insight but also serve to teach self-discipline and help you discover your  own, specific talent for theatre making.

The basis of the study programme is to concentrate on establishing a substantive and technical foundation; the main phase aims to further develop and deepen the specific talent of a student. Finally, in the graduation phase you focus on developing your theatre or dance personality and professional independence.

Work forms
The work forms employed by the study programmes are primarily directed at stimulating the development of ‘self-practice ’ and ‘self-experience’,  engaging in processes and undertaking research. Different (guest) teachers will consciously confront students with a range of work forms, styles and attitudes with the goal of gradually allowing them to develop their own vision and methods.

The most important work forms for subjects or components are: group lessons, training sessions, work and/ or guest lectures, practical research assignments, workshops, (collaborative) projects, performances and master classes.

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