Application Deadline for the Course 2022/23:
June 15, 2022

Post-degree university course at Paris Lodron University Salzburg with modules abroad in Berlin and Bochum

Due to great interest, the university course „Curation in the Performing Arts“ will continue in 2022/23. Having been the first university course for performance curation founded in Europe it is providing students with in-depth foundations in the theory, methodology and practice of curation in the performing arts. Students will be able to complete the course alongside their professional activities and hence to implement newly-acquired knowledge in practice.

Modules abroad will be conducted in collaboration with the Department of Dance and Theatre Studies at the Free University Berlin, University Bochum and Vierte Welt Berlin. Leading international curators will communicate contemporary methods and convey competencies in programme design in the performing arts, preparing participants for the complex conditions of an increasingly interwoven job market across the globe.

Course Lecturers so far (selection):
Beatrice von Bismarck (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig), Sandeep Bhagwati (Concordia University / Montreal), Silvia Bottiroli (DAS Theatre/Amsterdam), Sabeth Buchmann (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien), Dorothea von Hantelmann (Bard College), Markus Hinterhäuser (Salzburger Festspiele), Stefanie Carp (Athens & Epidaurus Festival), Amelie Deuflhard (Kampnagel Hamburg), Stefan Kaegi (Artist and Curator), Veronica Kaup-Hasler (City of Vienna), Matthias Lilienthal (Curator), Florian Malzacher (Curator), Fiona McGovern (Universität Hildesheim), Necati Öziri (Berliner Festspiele), Ong Keng Sen (Artist and Curator), Gerald Raunig (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Xavier Le Roy (Universität Gießen), Bernd Scherer (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Andras Siebold (Internationales Sommerfestival Hamburg), Christophe Slagmuylder (Wiener Festwochen), Alistair Spalding (Sadler’s Wells Theatre London), Manos Tsangaris (Münchner Biennale), Annemie Vanackere (HAU Berlin), Julia Wissert (Theater Dortmund).

At a Glance:
Course Start: October 2022
Course Duration: 2 semesters, 8 weekends’ attendance required + 1 optional excursion
Modules: 6 + proportional practice units; 40 ECTS points
Annual participants: max. 20
Course Fee: € 5500,00
Course language: German, partly English (the very good passive comprehension of German is a prerequisite)
Entry requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in a related subject (university, art college, polytechnic) or a similar course of studies at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Austria or abroad.

Free and non-binding registration: please send a mail to:

Please send application materials until 15 of June 2022 electronically to application form  – cover letter (one to two A4 sides), CV (no more than two A4 sides), sketch of a planned or realized curatorial concept (up to 7000 characters), school- and university-leaving certificates, if possible references.

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Course Convenors and Lecturers:
PD Kai van Eikels, Prof. Dr. Jörn Etzold, Sigrid Gareis, Prof. Dr. Nicole Haitzinger, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kirsten Maar