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The Master’s Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum at the TU Berlin is a two-year programme leading to the degree “Master of Arts”. The dual profile and a strong practical and project orientation are unique in German-speaking countries.

The further education programme combines two ways of thinking about the dramaturgical design of space: on the one hand, the design of stage space for drama, music theatre and dance – on the other hand, the design of environments for exhibition, installation, performance.

Starting from the concept of “space”, we focus on designs in theatrical, urban and atmospherically exposed contexts.

The aim is to learn strategies of dramaturgical spatial design and their implementation methodically and technically to later master all the “varieties” and use them artistically powerfully, consistently, and efficiently in the respective field. New forms of spatial design are developed and tested experimentally in our degree programme.

Students & Lecturers

Up to 18 students can be accepted each year. A maximum of 36 students from different nations and disciplines are enrolled.

With approx. 30 freelance lecturers working in professional practice, we realise a versatile, interdisciplinary teaching, close to the conditions of practice.  Our lecturers work in the fields of: Stage, costume, scenography, film, video, sound design, visual and performing arts, architecture, directing, dramaturgy, theatre studies as well as technical direction and exhibition realization.

Studios

In a former AEG brick building in Berlin-Mitte, there are more than 1,000 square metres of spacious, light-flooded rooms and studios for the degree programme. Each student has their own studio space – accessible all day, with all the necessary facilities. A large multifunctional studio, seminar rooms, a workshop, material rooms, a black box for photo and video work and an own kitchen are available.

Address: Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, courtyard 3, staircase H, 4th floor, rooms ACK 476-484.
Public transport: U8 Voltastr., S1 Nordbahnhof, Bus 247 Gartenplatz

Cooperations

A characteristic of the Master’s programme is the cooperation with external partners (theatres, museums, festivals, companies, etc.). By means of realization projects, commissioned idea workshops, etc., a distinctly practical and project-oriented education is made possible. Two external internships and free projects, as well as the Master’s degree exhibition staged by the students themselves, also increase the practical relevance during the degree programme.

In teaching, we work closely with other Berlin universities such as HfS Ernst-Busch (directing, contemporary puppetry), HZT Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (choreography), HfM Hanns Eisler (directing, singing), UDK (acting, sound studies), TU (i.e. Faculty 6 and 1-Literary Studies), Beuth Hochschule (theatre technology) and others.

In addition, there is a well-maintained network of more than 300 graduates and lecturers. The programme is actively involved in associations and professional organisations: VerA, Bund der Szenografen, LAFT, EIS (European Initiative Scenography), DTHG (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft), Deutscher Bühnenverein, Gesellschaft von Freunden der TU Berlin e.V. (Society of Friends of the TU Berlin).