DRA3090 - Master's Thesis in Drama and Theatre


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 60 minutes
Assignment 1/1

Course content

The Master's thesis is an independent academic investigation of an issue within the academic fields of Drama and Theatre.
The Master's thesis may be based on a wide and varied selection of sources and can differ in research design: text-based studies of a historical and theoretical kind, field studies of an ethnographic character (for instance studies of one's own or others' cultural work), or studies of performances and processes within drama and theatre.

Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:

- Thorough knowledge of the literature and material that concern the Master’s thesis.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will know how to:

- Argue for the selection of sources, methods and working procedures for a specific research question.
- Formulate, plan and carry out an individual and larger research project.
- Present and communicate reasoning in an adequate academic language, according to academic standards
- Do evaluations of relevant ethical problems in research.

Learning methods and activities

Tutoring/supervision will be provided in connection with the work on the assignment. In addition to individual supervision by an assigned supervisor, a supervision seminar is offered every semester to all Masters students. This will cover the students general needs for assistance related to the thesis work, as well as conversation and discussion related to the supervision, study progression, etc.

The volume of the thesis should be between 32,000- 40,000 words. The word count does not include the front page, preface, table of content, literature or attachments. The word counts must be added to the thesis, and the student is responsible for its accuracy.

All students must write an abstract of the thesis of approx. 1/2 - 1 page. The abstract should be written in Norwegian and preferably in English.

Please see link for the numbers of hours of supervision eligible for your master’s thesis

Further on evaluation

The candidate shall in due time before exam be noticed if the thesis is given the mark fail (F). All evaluations of the final exam are assessed by letter marks and external examiner.
The final exam consists of:
- A lecture of ca. 30 minutes, about the thesis process presented in a public forum.
- An oral examination on the thesis of ca 30 minutes. The final exam (lecture and oral examination) will adjust the marking already put on the thesis, and lead to the final mark/grade.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Master's programme in Drama and Theatre.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFDT390 60.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies



Examination arrangement: Master's thesis and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/1

Release 2020-11-01

Submission 2020-12-01

Release 10:00

Submission 10:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 1/1
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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