Theatre and orchestra management
Culture knows no social standstill; it is characterised by movement, change and, in the best case, further development. The structural need for reform in theatres and orchestras concerns us just as much as the overdue integration of new discourses on equality, justice, diversity and co-determination. From this we develop our questions: Which theatre and orchestra models are capable of reform, which are out of date? Which instruments and concepts will be used to develop and implement new models? What role will modern and ethical management play in the theatre and orchestra?
For a modern management in theatre and orchestra
The Master's degree in Theatre and Orchestra Management, unique in Germany, leads in four semesters through all the areas of competence that are important in theatre and orchestra practice today. The holistic course of study combines organisational, managerial and artistic aspects of theatres and orchestras.
Theatre and orchestra management, economics, law and cultural policy, cultural theory and aesthetics, play planning, production and communication are the focus, accompanied by intensive reflection on values, responsibility and perspectives in the cultural landscape. We train both for public organisations and for the independent scene: for professions in theatres, orchestras and festivals with great responsibility. In recent years, all of our graduates have found challenging and demanding positions, either before or shortly after their final exams.
Course of studies and application information
» Theatre and Orchestra Management is the only course of study in Germany that focuses on theatres and orchestras and discusses and analyses the special requirements of this sector. «Sophie Hein, alumna
The students in the TheO-Master come from very different study backgrounds and have gained diverse previous professional experiences. This makes studying together particularly exciting and shapes each cohort anew.
Students of the class of 2022
Josephine Plath (Bachelor of Arts Applied Media (Concert and Music Management)), Marie Schürmann (Bachelor of Arts Art, Music and Media: Organization and Mediation), Andrea Orozco (Bachelor of Arts Industrial Design (Stage Design)), Jinok Lee (Bachelor & Master of Music Violin Concert Performance), Vasilina Yfanti (Bachelor & Master of Music Flute Concert Performance), Mareike Lehne (Bachelor of Arts Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice; Music and Theater), Laura Sundermann (Bachelor of Arts Acting), Emilio Castellanos Méndez (Bachelor of Music Opera Singing, Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, Master Performing Arts Management).
Students of the class of 2021
(from left to right) Firmian Fischer (B.A. Intercultural Music and Event Management), Maike Menningen (B.A. Opera and Concert), Pauline Jordan (B.A. Singing Artistic-Pedagogical), Svenja Polonji (B.A. Applied Theater Studies), Maya Herrera Torrez (B.A. Music and Theater Studies), Sarah Franke (B.A. Cultural Work), Alina Salomon (B.A. Art, Music, Media: Organization and Mediation)
Students of the class of 2020
Josias Fröhlich (B.A. Economics and Administration), Melina Eichenlaub (B.A. Theatre, Film and Media Studies), Mona Stange (B.A. Literature, Culture, Media and Media Studies), Esther Sinka (B.A. Clarinet), Verena Strasser (Theatre, Film and Media Studies), Vanessa Hartmann (B.A. German Studies and Art, Music, Theatre), Janine Bürkli (B.A. Science in Social Work), Moritz Wendt (B.A. Trumpet), Jessica Weisskirchen (B.S. Earth Sciences and Environmental Geochemistry)
Students of the class of 2019
Rebecca Rasche (B.A. Theatre Studies and English Philology), Sophie Hein (B.A. Theatre Studies and Musicology), Tim Dokter (B.A. Art, Music, and Media: Organization and Outreach), Rose Hunt (B.A. Flute), Maria Eckert (University Diploma in Stage Dance), Olivia Schädler (B.A. Musicology), Britta Horwath (B.A. Cultural and Media Education)
Students of the class of 2018
Johanna Kurth (B.A. Cultural and Media Education), Alexandros Ioannidis (B.A. Theatre Studies), Jasmin Münch (B.A. Art, Music and Media), Katharina Ebel (B.Ed. English/German Teacher Training), Pauline Halm (B.A. Culture and Management), Dorothea Stahlke (B.A. Musicology and Cultural Studies), Emma Atzenroth (B.A. Theatre Studies and French), Larissa Besler (B.A. Cultural Studies / Business Administration)