Taught course


University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

Please visit http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/ for more information.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

In the Master of Dramaturgy you encounter and explore dramaturgy beyond work with written texts and literary play scripts to encompass the contexts of dance, hybrid works, installation, community-based and performance art work. The program provides opportunities for you to develop your potential for artistic leadership and attain in-depth knowledge of dramaturgical thinking and practices.

The course is underpinned by a commitment to the pursuit of artistic excellence, collaboration and interdisciplinarity within established and emerging local, national and international dramaturgical practices. In the course you will collaborate with other VCA postgraduate disciplines and engage with writers, directors, designers, choreographers, performance-makers and actors on a range of projects in an intensive training environment.

Through laboratory-based workshops, seminars, lectures, self-directed exercises, tutorials, practical master classes and the option of national or international internships, the course offers a balance of theory and practice across two semesters. An intensive first semester focuses on skills and research training, including a discrete subject where you will closely engage with the dramaturgical expertise of Melbourne’s diverse theatre industry. The second and final semester allows more independent practice and research, building reflective performance practitioners with a high level of research and practice skills.

Please visit http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/ for more information.

Information for international students

Please visit http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/ for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/ for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Victorian College of Arts
+61 3 9035 5511
+61 3 9349 2182