Theatre Practices



ArtEZ is looking for artists of Theatre and Dance who want to develop their artistic and intellectual practices within an environment of creativity, debate and discourse.

Theatre Practices

Admission requirements Theatre Practices

  • Bachelors Degree in Theatre, Choreography or Dance, and/or relevant professional experience and network
  • Certain language requirements apply for this English-taught programme
  • Materials: motivation letter, portfolio, research plan et cetera
  • Applicants must have passed the audition.

Language requirements

All our study programmes have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level. The level for Theatre Practices is:

  • IELTS 6.0, TOEFL paper 550, - Computer 213, - Internet 79/80, TOEIC 670 or Cambridge CAE-C, before 1 September

Check exemptions and language courses.


Artists are accepted into the programme based on their qualifications, portfolio and submitted research plans (questions, methods, and professional aims). The selection committee is entitled to exempt candidates from the minimum formal criteria for admission (specifically the Bachelors Degree and / or the relevant professional experience and network) if the candidate meets the entry qualifications. The admission procedure is designed to engage prospective applicants in a dialogue regarding their research questions, educational-professional perspectives and methodology.

Materials: motivation letter, Artistic Research Proposal and letters of recommendation

Please send us the following materials, all written in English:

  • A motivation letter which shows the importance of developing your practice further, your rationale for wanting to earn a Masters Degree, your affinity with the programme, your ability to sustain your practice and lead a largely independently self-steered programme
  • A clearly formulated Artistic Research Proposal, outlining and reflecting about research interests, ensuing question(s) and methods. (max 1200 words). Download Research Proposal Format
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals in the field. (Please have these signed by the referee, scan them and digitally send them with the rest of the application)
  • Curriculum vitae with previous education and working practice
  • Copy of diplomas, translated into English
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of Proficiency in English preferably to be sent with the other materials.


  • Links to your websites or weblogs
  • Links to videos and photographs of your work online, or DVD’s sent by post
  • Two examples of your own writing (max 1000 words each). These can be essays, reviews, summaries, papers, etcetera.

The complete application must be sent to:

For materials to be sent by post use this address:
ArtEZ Master of Theatre Practices/audition 2017
Postbox 49
6800 AA Arnhem
The Netherlands


First Round

A selection committee will review the required materials submitted by all the applicants. From all full applications received, a number of applicants will be selected to advance to the second round.

Second Round

The Second Round will take place in Arnhem. The selection  committee will review and evaluate the submitted materials of the selected applicants, evaluate any eventual real-time assignments and conduct an interview. The Second Round Selection committee will make the final selection and the candidates will be notified on their admission status within two to three weeks from the interview date.

Dates selection rounds

First round: apply before 31 januari 2017
Second round: 23 / 24 March 2017 (on invitation)