The Postgraduate Studies programme dedicates itself to theoretical and/or practical investigations of creative and pedagogical processes in theatre arts. The studies involve critical and historical reflections on the skills and knowledge developed in theatrical poetic language in traditional and contemporary forms. Focus is directed upon actions organised from notably scenic devices and which privilege notions of theatricality, spectacle and performativity. The prospect of interdisciplinarity and dialogue between the theatre arts and other fields of human endeavour underpins and characterises the relationship between the two lines of research that define this academic area. These lines of research are Culture and Knowledge in Theatre Arts and Compositional Processes for the Stage and are described in more detail below

Course level: Master of Arts

Objectives: By way of methodological refinements that support the specific research procedures of theatre arts in creative, theoretical and pedagogical terms, this Master of Arts programme has as its objective to integrate the student in postgraduate studies. This is done by investigating the theatre arts in contemporary discourse and their connections with other fields and through the study of the development of knowledge and practice in stage productions.

Professional profile of the postgraduate: The student who earns a Master of Arts in the Theatre Arts Department of the University of Brasilia is prepared to act in diverse fields, including: research, teaching, stage performance and production, as well as broader cultural roles in society; an achievement made via the theoretical and practical frameworks associated with individual research subjects. Further, the professional will act to propagate theatre arts knowledge and practice at various levels in pedagogical and artistic contexts, including UnB’s own Education by Distance programme (EaD). 

Total required credits

Master of Arts: 16
Dissertation: 0

Selection period: Annual. In the second semester.

Number of places per selection: 10

Related areas: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Cinema, Video, Communication, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, Philosophy, History, Education.