«Contemporary» refers to the age that we live in, the artistic age, the political age and the social age. Contemporary Theatre is the theatre that is created in and of our time, reflecting it and making it relevant to audiences that experience it. Contemporary Theatre is not a single genre or style, it sometimes is in the style of traditional theatre, but more often not. Contemporary Theatre explores current questions and how these can shape the art of theatre.
The Bachelor´s programme in Contemporary Theatre, at the University of Agder combines artistic, scientific and didactic practice. The education is rooted in contemporary professional theatre practice, which is characterised by productive interplay between production, critical reflection, and didactic strategies. Students will work and familiarise themselves with a broad spectrum of theatrical expressions that all relate and explore our contemporary age.
The program engages with society through critical, creative and interactive theatre practices. The program enables the student to reflect on the role of theatre in our time, and its importance for our societies, by watching and participating in theatre (local, national and international), and by creating their own theatre projects as well as projects based on didactic theory.
Research and exploration are at the core of the programme. The studies are practice based and vocational, and are focused on creating, interpreting and the applying theatre in a range of different contexts. The cultural, political, economic and institutional framework of contemporary theatre practice will also be examined.
|1. sem||TEA101-1 Perform - Theatre 15 sp||TEA102-1 Experience - Theatre 15 sp|
|2. sem||TEA103-1 Create - Theatre 15 sp||TEA104-1 Apply - Theatre 15 sp|
|3. sem||TEA105-1 Dramaturgy and Directing 20 sp||EX-100-1 Exam Philosophicum 10 sp|
|4. sem||TEA200-1 Theatre in Context 20 sp||EX-102-1 Examen Facultatum, Humanities 10 sp|
|5. sem||Exchange or courses at UiA|
|6. sem||TEA201-1 Theater Project 15 sp||TEA202-1 Write and Understand 15 sp|
After programme completion the candidate must have achieved the following:
Faculty of Fine Arts