Performing Arts / Gestural Arts Postgraduate Diploma

Course Availability: Full Time Part Time

Do you want to give your artistic impulses shape and direction, refine them and embed them in a meaningful context in society? Then this new International Performing Arts course, starting in September 2018 at Emerson College, might be the right training for you.

Download the course brochure here.


The course is designed as a Postgraduate Diploma Course. It can be studied either full time (18 months) or in a part time context (3 years). 90 ECTS can be achieved according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and can be credited and used for a following MA or MFA programme Fine Arts and Performing Arts in Society that can be completed within a further 6 months of study. Students may apply with a draft of a personal art project they want to develop and present during their studies. The training is made up of four strands:

Strand 1 – Gestural training with Prof. Roland Matthies and Rachel Porter

Core skills will be taught to enable students to embody a gestural approach to performance and creative process as a form of embodied research

Strand 2 – Guest trainers/ Lecturers

Throughout the training, practicing artists and academics will be invited for short periods to teach/train/inspire/advise and supervise

Strand 3 – Independent project with individual supervision (the projects will be shown in a final presentation in the 4th term)

Strand 4 (optional) – Master‘s Thesis facilitated by University of Applied Sciences and Arts, HKS Ottersberg.

The programme is delivered by InGA – International Institute for Gestural Arts, an Institute of University of Applied Sciences and Arts HKS Ottersberg (Germany) on behalf of Emerson College (GB) and in cooperation with Kulturcentrum Järna (Sweden).

For more information and application modalities visit the Gestural Arts website.

The training takes place at Emerson College and Kulturcentrum Järna near Stockholm (Sweden). On both sites you will find accommodation in student houses as well as student facilities, click here for more information about accommodation at Emerson College.