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Master in Theatre

Are you a theatre director or theatre designer looking for a context in which to examine your artistic process and/or explore new artistic paths?

The Master in Theatre at the Toneelacademie Maastricht offers you an inspiring programme that combines a focus on Artistic Research with extensive mentoring of your Artistic Project.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants have a bachelor’s degree in scenography, costume design or directing for performance.
  • Holders of another bachelor degree are admissible provided that they have relevant artistic experience in the professional performing arts.
  • Preferably applicants already have a connection with a professional theatre organization for the project they want to develop in the Master.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

The Master consists of:

  • An intensive organised programme with seminars, workshops, meetings, and mentoring. You get a challenging and varied input to help you develop your Artistic Project and accompanying Research.
  • An individualised itinerary in which you choose your own specific mentors relevant for your Artistic Project and Research.
  • An ongoing critical discussion with your peers, guest lecturers, theatre-makers and organisers, and professionals and master students from other disciplines. Through these exchanges, you develop your discourse and vocabulary.
  • Hands-On training where your artistic practise is central. You finish the Master with an Artistic Project that will be presented within the professional field.
  • A programme composed of 4 building blocks: the meeting between scenography and directing, artistic research, transdisciplinarity, and networks (cultural entrepreneurship).

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • EU students: EUR 2,083 per year
  • Non-EU students: EUR 9,500 per year


Credits: 85 ECTS

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You find Zuyd University of Applied Science in the southernmost part of the Netherlands, wedged between Germany and Belgium. Discover this crossroads of countries, cultures and languages, where an international and vibrant learning environment awaits. The European capitals of Amsterdam,...

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Why study at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd offers in Maastricht five bachelor and seven master programs that are taught in English. It is an open invitation for you to immerse yourself in a truly international environment, with fellow students from all corners of the world. Experience and celebrate cultural diversity like you’ve never done before, both inside and outside the classroom. You will have the time of your life.

Zuyd’s strengths:

  • Personal and welcoming community
  • Interactive learning in small groups
  • Informal approach of lecturers with first-hand business experience
  • Intensive academic support as part of the education system
  • Modern and fully equipped facilities

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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Brusselseweg 150
6217 HB Maastricht

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