Our society and culture are facing constant changes. Societal and social situations demand a high level of mobility and flexibility of people. Culture and society basically constitute themselves mainly through our actions and performances in everyday life, which are called 'cultural performances'. As part of everyday performative actions, art projects are designed and carried out, which develop artistic notions in cultural, social and political contexts in the master's degree course Performative Arts in Social Fields. Performative arts open realms for possibilities and initiate negotiation processes, which have direct impact on social contexts and the realities found in them.
The master's degree course Performative Arts in Social Fields offers its students an application-oriented artistic and at the same time scientific course of study. This includes a theoretical-practical interaction with media, dance, video, photography, audio/music, theater, art and performance, as well as dealing with discourses on intermediality, artistic research and performativity. The students are enabled to develop a grasp on social, cultural and individual questions in a performative manner, research them with scientific and esthetic methods, as well as influence them directly with performative projects and participation procedures in the social context. This way graduates are able to develop and carry out artistic-performative and cultural projects customized for certain target groups and social facilities. It is connected at the interface of social studies and art to the parallel offered master's degree course Diversity and Inclusion. Next to the respective specific modules for the master's degree course, sharing modules (s) with interdisciplinary study contents are offered.
The degree course aims at interested students with a diploma, bachelor's degree or 'Magister' degree in the following degree courses:
- Social pedagogy, social work,
- Social work/study focus on culture and media,
- pedagogical degree course with artistic parts (such as art-/culture, media, theater or music pedagogy
- other social and pedagogy degree courses, such as educational sciences, healing and special needs education, if knowledge in artistic procedures can be proven artistic degree courses with therapeutic focus (art, theater, music therapy), as well as other artistic degree courses with proven competencies in pedagogy/social fields. These are usually presented through external certificates.
Only students with a completed relevant bachelor's degree with a regular period of study of six semesters and at least 180 ECTS credits and a final grade of at least 3.0 (as well as respective diploma and 'Magister' degrees) in the fields of
a) social work/with focus on culture and media,
b) pedagogical degree courses with artistic parts (e.g. art -/cultural education, media pedagogy, theater pedagogy, music education),
c) other social and pedagogical degree courses, such as social pedagogy, social work, educational sciences, healing and special needs education, if knowledge can be proven in artistic procedures,
d) artistic degree courses with therapeutic focus (art therapy, theater therapy, music therapy) or e) other artistic degree courses with proven competencies in pedagogy/social contexts allows the admission to the master's degree course Performative Arts in Social Fields. Additionally, the motivation and artistic-social skills, as well as the aptitude must be presented in a letter of motivation, a folder with work samples, as well as an interview.
(Further remarks see Examination regulations)