Call for Applications:Trondheim Masters and PhD Students' Three Month Exchange Programme

Drama for Life, based in the Wits School of Art in partnership with Norwegian University of

Science and Technology (NTNU) are running a 3 months long exchange programme on ‘Theatre and Democracy: building democracy in post-war and post-democratic contexts’. The project is open for two MA students and one PHD candidate from Drama for Life to visit Trondheim in

Norway in Aug 2018. Students will attend courses at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to the value of 45 credits (MA) and 15 credits (PhD). Both courses offered at NTNU have strong and rigorous research foundations focusing on arts-based research methodology. The exchange includes site visits to theatre projects in and around Trondheim.

Eligibility

Applications will be reviewed from students as follows:

MA Students

  1.  The student must be registered for Master of Arts in Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, community and Social Contexts
  2. The student’s research topic must align with the theme of the project; Theatre and democracy: Building democracy in post-war and post-democratic contexts. NOTE: you will not have to move your project to Norway, it just needs to align. In Norway you will work on methodology, not content.
  3. Students must accept the implications of the credit exchange i.e. the Norwegian course will replace aspects of second-semester coursework at Drama for Life.
  4. Students must have a strong research interest.
  5.  Students must be prepared to register part-time for their research report and submit their research paper in 2019.
  6.  Students must commit to producing a photographic or written blog post on the experience.  

PhD students

  1. The student must be registered for PhD study at Drama for Life (by thesis, publication or creative work)
  2. The student’s research topic must align with the theme of the project: Theatre and democracy: Building democracy in post-war and post-democratic contexts.
  3. The student must commit to write an article for publication based on their experience. 

Requirements

Applications must include:

  1.  A cover page with the student’s full name, student number and all possible contact details.
  2.  A motivation letter highlighting the student’s interest in the project theme and how his/her proposed research interests align with it.
  3.  Academic transcripts of all tertiary studies.
  4.  For PhD students: a letter of support and agreement from your supervisor.  

Application deadline: 23 February 2018

All applications to be sent to petro.jansevanvuuren@wits.ac.za