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Masterstudio Scenography

In the Studio Scenography programme, students advance their skills of translating complex contents into walk-in spatial images and to inject narrative quality into staged spaces. Alongside getting to know the tools and methods of designing staged spaces, the students are given the opportunity to work on hands-on projects together with renowned experts.The aim of the Studio Scenography is to teach students in their role as independent designers how to assume progressive positions in the context of scenography. Relevance in the sense of “social scenography”, the efficient use of the means at hand, and the application of state-of-the-art production techniques constitute the framework of this kind of project-based, research work. In the first two semesters of Studio Scenography, students propose creative projects regarding currently topical issues on the basis of which the tools of orchestrated, spatial-dramaturgical – in particular the scenographic score and the storyboard – are introduced and tested. Students are familiarized with the parameters of scenography as developed by Prof Uwe R. Brückner in his concept of “creativ(e) structure(e)” – the object, content, space, viewer parameters – with the aim of developing project-specific, memorable spatial dramaturgies and tracks. In the course of the second semester, students begin to engage with and conceptualize the subject of their upcoming MA thesis. They have the choice of whether they wish to conclude the project-based, written and practical MA thesis in one (full-time) or two semesters (part-time). The students get to choose the format of their project – exhibition, installation, performance, stage-set, etc.). The choice of supporting mentors depends on the content and requirements of the chosen project format. The offer is aimed at interior designers, architects, set designers and designers in general who wish to advance their skills in creating dense spatial narratives and to explore new application opportunities and spheres of activity in the field of scenography.

Key data

Study mode
Master of Arts FHNW
ECTS points
90
Start of semester
September (week 38)
Next start
Mon. 18.09.2023 | Autumn Semester
Final application date
Mar 15, 2023
Studying mode
fulltime
Duration
3 Semester
Teaching language
German or English (B2 and A2)
Place
Basel
Stay abroad
possible
Application fee
CHF 200.-
Semester fee
CHF 700 (CH); CHF 1.000 (EU); CHF 5.000 (Not-EU/EFTA)

 

Thank you for your interest. The application deadline for the Master's degree programme beginning in the fall semester 2022/23 is May 15, 2022. The next application window for the fall semester 2023/24 opens on November 1, 2022.

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