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Learning Opportunity: Theatre Studies and Management

Theatre Studies and Management

Course Information

Objective(s) of a study programme:

Programme aim is to prepare highly qualified specialists of theatre studies and management, who are able to accomplish independent research and evaluate different aesthetical, and institutional aspects of stage art; to analyse, evaluate and interpret theatre productions and events in a wide cultural context, considering the new developments of theory and practice; to initiate, organize and manage the processes of stage art. After successful completion of the Programme masters are able to identify and solve different problems independently as well as analyse and manage different issues of stage art in the context of the dynamic cultural sector.

Learning outcomes:

To apply the knowledge of theatre history, theory and criticism in analysis, evaluation and organization of stage art in Lithuania and abroad.
To analyze and critically evaluate various processes of Lithuanian theatre in local and global contexts.
To use interdisciplinary tools of theatre analysis, to compare and evaluate them critically.
To apply the theoretical and methodological principles and skills of scientific research in the practice of theatre art research and analysis.
To evaluate cultural, historical, artistic and economic characteristics of stage art as well as diverse effects and possibilities of their interaction.
To analyze and evaluate the activities of the stage art institutions.
To curate various national and international projects and programmes of stage art.
To relate the management of complex and interdisciplinary structures of stage art and creative understanding of the field of theatre.
To apply creatively the acquired knowledge and competence in the rapidly changing cultural environments.

Activities of teaching and learning:

Lectures: presentation of information (explanation, illustration), questions-answers, analysis of practical examples, commentaries about audiovisual material.
Group work: online discussions; written task presentation online; case study; project preparation and presentation.
Seminars: discussions, case studies, problem solving activities, project preparation and presentation; oral and written presentations of individual as well as team work.
Individual work: study of basic and supplementary materials, research paper preparation, case study preparations, essay writing.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Students‘ achievements are assessed through midterm exam, other intermediate assignments (homework, individual and team projects) and examination. The final mark integrates the evaluation of all assignments and the examination. The methods of assessment of learning achievements are the following: testing, evaluation of oral presentation, evaluation and monitoring of practical tasks, monitoring of group work, case study assessment, monitoring and evaluation of research paper and final master‘s thesis and its defense.


Optional courses:

Optional Subjects (4): Drama Theory, Film Theory and Analysis, Performance Theory, Culture Animation, Cultural Politics, Creative Industries: Production of Imagination, XXth Century‘s Philosophy of Arts, Methodology of Art Criticism, Music and Theatre, Postmodern Art.

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Access requirements: 

Minimum education - Higher education



Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Vytautas Magnus University
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Provider Contact Info: 

Provider phone number: +370-37-222739 Provider email: info@vdu.lt Provider URL: http://www.vdu.lt

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Master of History and Theory of Arts
Awarding body:

Vytautas Magnus University

Awarding body contact info:

Provider phone number: +370-37-222739 Provider email: info@vdu.lt Provider URL: http://www.vdu.lt

Course Locations

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Course address:

Kauno m. sav. Kauno m. K. Donelaičio g. 58