Malmö Theatre Academy

Organisational unit: Department


For over fifty years Malmö Theatre Academy has trained professional actors working in theatre, film, radio and TV nationally and internationally. The Academy has a solid reputation as one of the leading Nordic theatre educations with a clear methodological approach, a conscious educational progression and viewing the core knowledge in theatre as action-based. Nowadays we also have a Bachelor programme in dramatic writing, Master and Doctoral programmes and a course in the Theory and Practice of Theatre in a collaboration with the Language and Literature Department. These programmes have also brought forth interesting artists in the performing arts field. Malmö Theatre Academy collaborates with theatres, theatre groups, performing arts educations, within Lund University and many more. Since 2007 the Academy is located in an old chocolate factory in central Malmö. We have a fully equipped theatre where public performances connected to our educations are shown.


Theatre as a research field is based on theatrical performance work and the field-specific knowledge which can be gained from such work. The subject offers opportunities for artists in the theatrical field to reflect on, about and through their art. By developing new knowledge, understanding and skills in the theatrical field, and placing them in relation to critical and theoretical perspectives, artistic research in theatre benefits both theatrical performance work and the learning process in drama. Artistic research in this field can use theories and methods from a broad spectrum of art and research. The emphasis in the research studies programme is on the development of artistic work through reflection, documentation and in-depth study of both the student’s own field and its links to other relevant areas of knowledge. Technique, theoretical and methodological approaches are chosen on the basis of their relevance to the project in a discussion between the doctoral student and the supervisor. The studies aim

Recent research outputs

Barbara Wilczek Ekholm, 2020 Feb 28

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sofie Volquartz Lebech, 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Peripeti: tidskrift for dramaturgiske studier.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sofie Lebech, Solveig Gade (ed.) & Daniela Agostinho (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) (W)archives : Archival Imaginaries and Contemporary Wars. Steinberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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