The aim of the postgraduate program THEATRICAL STUDIES is the scientific specialization and research in the subject of the theatrical studies, with specialization in the following three directions: (1) Survival of ancient drama; (2) Theatrical education; and (3) acting and directing. For more details, see The "Program Structure" section below).

Who is interested in the postgraduate program? Theatrical studies; The Graduate Program Theatrical Studies addresses, among others:

  • Graduate departments of theoretical studies,
  • Graduate philological departments,
  • Graduate departments of foreign literature,
  • Graduates of pedagogical departments,
  • Graduate departments of social, economic and related sciences,
  • Graduates of all specialties, whose subject is taught in secondary education,
  • Actors and people of the theater with a university degree.

An application may be submitted by all holders of a degree from any recognized higher education institution. See the "Prerequisites" section below.

What can I do with a Master in Theater Studies?

  • You can work on television or radio as a scientific consultant for theatrical and cultural broadcasts.
  • You can work at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Local Government or Cultural Associations responsible for theatrical and cultural events.
  • You can work as a theater critic in the daily and periodical press.
  • You can work as a dramatist (responsible for the analysis of theatrical text in the preparation of the show) or as an artist in charge of artistic programming.
  • If you are an educator, you can enrich the educational act with theatrical techniques that make the lesson more creative or, in collaboration with your pupils, you can raise works of the ancient and new dramaturgy.
  • If you have experience in business management, you can work in the management and promotion of cultural products.

Structure of the Program

Students who choose Masters without a postgraduate dissertation are required to attend three Thematic Modules:

  • MSc50 History of the Theater and Dramatology
  • DSpace51 Theory of Theater
  • IPS62 Elements of Conduct and Direction

Students then choose, according to their preference, the 4th grade. Either (1) CSF60 Survival of ancient drama or (2) CSF61 Theatrical Education.

Students who choose a Masters degree with a postgraduate dissertation are required to attend two Thematic Modules:

  • MSc50 History of the Theater and Dramatology
  • DSpace51 Theory of Theater

Students who choose a Master with a postgraduate dissertation must then choose as 3rd student. One of the three (CSF60, 61, 63), which correspond to the three directions of the postgraduate program:

  • Survival of the Ancient Drama (CSF60), corresponding to the homonymous direction
  • Theatrical Education (CSF61), corresponding to the homonymous direction •
  • Theatrical Practice - Apperances and Directing Applications (CSF63), which corresponds to the direction of acting and direction.

Provided that for enrolling in a Thematic Area with code 60+, the student or student is required to have successfully completed at least one of the two compulsory Thematic Modules (CSF50 and / or CSF51).

Finally, students who choose a MA with a postgraduate dissertation should, depending on the student's degree. Specialists who have chosen to elaborate a postgraduate dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words on a subject related to the subject of their specialization.

Admission Requirements

To enter the postgraduate program, it is necessary to have a degree from a recognized university institution. As well as for the study of all curricula of the Open University of Cyprus, given the nature of distance learning, prerequisite is the familiarity with computers and the ability to use e-mail and the internet.

Candidates should additionally Have a good knowledge of the English languageSo that they can easily access English-language scientific literature. Please note that an important part of the curriculum and the scientific manuals used in the Theatrical Studies Program are in English.


Applications for admission for the academic year 2017-2018 can be submitted by September 5, 2017 through the APKY website at: Https://

Program taught in:
  • Greek

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