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Performing Arts as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools

Performing Arts as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools
(Master of Education)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester only when there are vacant capacities
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

A school internship and a further internship (in a company, a social institution, a sports club, etc.) for at least four weeks must have been completed (compulsory).

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject Performing Arts is offered as one of two subjects within the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

Performing Arts is directed at prospective students wishing to teach drama or performance. Artistic, specialist and teaching methodological learning content are closely linked to each other. Central elements of the programme include dramaturgy, performance analysis, history of the theatre, and drama teaching issues in school-based practice.

Performing Arts as a subject on the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools at Leibniz Universität Hannover (in cooperation with Braunschweig University of Art, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Technische Universität Braunschweig and the University of Hildesheim Foundation) is the only fundamental course of its kind in Germany for sixth form level drama teachers. As the third artistic subject besides Music and Art, the subject of Theatre / Performing Arts has since been introduced as a teaching subject at schools in ten federal states.

Further information on the website of the degree programme (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Students acquire advanced skills specific to the subject and teacher training. Besides acquiring specialist knowledge in theatre and performance, Performing Arts students primarily learn theatre practice and theatre education. In the course of their degree, prospective drama teachers become acquainted with different varieties of contemporary theatre: physical and musical theatre, site-specific theatre, performance art, and so on.
Course Content

Taken as a first subject, Dramatic Arts focuses on teaching methodological and theatre educational training (MM 4 and MM 5), as well as on disciplinary specialisation in preparation for the Master’s thesis (Module MM 3).

 

SemesterPflichtmoduleMasterarbeitLP
1
MM3 - Gegenwartstheater und Theaterpädagogik (8 LP)8
2
MM4 - Fachpraktikum (7 LP)7
3
MM5 - Fachpraktisches Experiment (5 LP)5
4
MM7 - Masterarbeit (25 LP, optional)25

Taken as a second subject, emphasis is likewise placed on teaching methodological and theatre educational training (MM 4, MM 5 and M 6). In the process, students expand on their knowledge of forms of contemporary theatre (M 5), as well as on models and methods of contemporary theatre education in theory and practice (M 3 and MM 6).

 

SemesterPflichtmodule


MasterarbeitLP
1
M5 - Formen des Gegenwartstheaters (8 LP)MM3 - Gegenwartstheater und Theaterpädagogik (8 LP)16
2
M6 - Theorie und Praxis der Theaterpädagogik (5 LP)MM4 - Fachpraktikum (7 LP)MM5 - Fachpraktisches Experiment (5 LP)17
3
MM6 - Eigenständige künstlerische Praxis (12 LP)12
4
MM7 - Masterarbeit (25 LP, optional)25
Recommended Abilities
  • A love of drama, theatre and aesthetic education
  • Enjoyment of theatre education (students must provide evidence of experience in theatre practice)
  • A very good understanding of language(s) (students must also provide evidence of their foreign language skills, e.g. by way of their Abitur certificate)
  • An interest in the link between art and science
Career Opportunities
  • Teaching
  • Drama teaching at theatres, in adult education, in leisure establishments and communication centres, as well as in companies or the tourist industry
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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30167 Hannover
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