DRA1012 - Dramaturgical analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course gives the student a subject-specific understanding of dramaturgical theory and practice in performing arts, with an emphasis on theatre after 1950. The course will expand and further develop the student's ability to apply dramaturgical competence to analyze performances, drama and text for the stage, and to put together and implement dramaturgical concepts. In the course, the student also practices his/her study competence in academic writing.

The course provides an introduction to dramaturgical theory, conventions and perspectives. The course reviews concepts and methodological tools for dramaturgical practice and analysis of relevant stage texts, theater performances and events in context.

The course gives the student skills in the use of dramaturgical concepts and methods, with the purpose of developing both the creative and analytical dramaturgical competence.

Learning outcome


  • Introduction to dramaturgical concepts, conventions and perspectives.
  • Introduction to dramaturgical method and practice.
  • Introduction to performance analysis.


  • To use dramaturgical concepts and methods in practice.
  • To analyze stage texts and performative events.
  • To apply dramaturgical competence for developing ideas in performing arts practice.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work, exercises and presentations individually and in groups. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English.

Mandatory activity:

  • 80 % participation in teaching
  • approved presentation

Compulsory assignments

  • 80 % attendance in instructions
  • Approved presentations

Further on evaluation

Individual 3-day home exam: students must demonstrate knowledge of dramaturgical theories and methods and apply these in an analytical and creative work based on a stage text or a performance.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Drama and Theatre (BDRAMA)
Drama and Theatre (ÅDRAMA)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor's programme or the One-year programme in Drama and Theatre.

Course materials

Approx. 600 pages of set texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DRA2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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