working as a dramaturg

Dramaturgy is practiced across multiple artforms, job roles and employment types – and the pathways into it are just as varied. Here you'll find links to training opportunities and advice on employment. 

employment

Dramaturgs tend to be employed either as freelancers on a project-by-project basis, by artistic companies and buildings, or within universities – and sometimes all of these at once.

 

Institutions with HR departments will have their own hiring terms and practices, but the landscape for freelance dramaturgs is complex and open to exploitation.

Because of that, our working group on employment guidelines, contracts and fees for dramaturgs has been developing a suite of documents to help employers and and employees collaborate equitably.

Our dramaturgs' contract package is available free to d'n members, and for other individuals and organisations to purchase.

dramaturgy courses

A selection of dramaturgy courses from around the world.

This list is still being compiled, and will be maintained intermittently by d'n volunteers. If a course is missing, or a link doesn't work, please contact us.

Last updated: May 2021

 
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UK

Birkbeck, University of London

MA

Dramaturgy

UK

Goldsmiths, University of London

MA

Dramaturgy & Writing for Performance

UK

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

MA/MFA

Advanced Theatre Practice

UK

University of East Anglia

MA

Creative Writing & Scriptwriting

UK

University of Glasgow

MLitt

Playwriting & Dramaturgy

Denmark

Aarhus Universitet

MA

Dramaturgy

Germany

Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch

MA

Dramaturgy

UK

Birkbeck, University of London & RADA

MA

Text & Performance

UK

Queen Mary, University of London

MA

Theatre & Performance

UK

University of Birmingham

MA/PhD

Drama & Theatre Studies

UK

University of Exeter

MA

Theatre Practice

UK

University of Hull

MA/PhD

Theatre & Performance

Finland

Uniarts Helsinki

MA

Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research

Australia

University of Melbourne

Master of Theatre

Dramaturgy