New Master Program in Performing Arts Practice and Visual Culture 2010-11


Jointly offerd by University of Alcala (UAH) and the National Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid in collaboration with University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), La Casa Encendida and Matadero. (Pending approval as official degree, ANECA. Ministery of Education)





Starting in October 2010.

Duration: one academic year / 60 ECTS

Profile: practice-based research

Directors: José A. Sánchez (UCLM) / Pilar Lacasa (UAH)

Coordinators: Pedro Sarmiento / Victoria Pérez Royo


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Teaching staff: Juan Domínguez, Óskar Gómez Mata, Marten Spangberg, Los Torreznos, Cuqui Jerez, Amalia Fernández, Carlos Marquerie, Ingrid Wildi, Marlon Barrios Solano, Eugene van Erben, José A. Sánchez, Victoria Pérez Royo, Óscar Cornago, Christine Greiner, Zeynep Günsür, Bojana Kunst, Ana Vujanovic, Reinaldo Laddaga, Ric Allsopp, Alice Chauchat, Maral Kekejan, Marta Oliveres, Fernando Quesada, Isabel de Naverán, Amparo Écija, Isis Saz, Patricia Ruiz, Mercedes Pacheco, Eva López Crevillén, Pablo Palacio...



This MA proposes a practical approach to research in which a close collaboration between theory and praxis is fostered in the field of visual arts and performing arts. By means of the student’s participation on a variety of formats such as laboratories, workshops and seminars, the student’s creative praxis is integrated with relevant theoretical discourses, in order to reach a productive cooperation among conceptual methods, critical instruments and creative research practices. In this context the autonomous work of the student is extremely relevant and is developed throughout a continuous dialogue with mentors, supervisors, teaching staff, invited artists and fellow students. It takes the form of an immersion in a process of interdisciplinary dialogue in which students have the opportunity of collectivelly reflecting on their own work, as well as on research instruments and methodologies.


In this MA performing arts are enhanced and enriched with a visual artistic practices. In order to allow the emergence of this interdisciplinarity, the programme is structured around two lines of work: audiovisual work and relational practices. Addressing creative praxis in this crossdisciplinary way allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of their field of research.


The participation of a great number of professionals coming from different areas within the field of performing arts such as creation, curating, critique, research and the academy offers the students an access to the reality of contemporary tendencies and developments, as well as to the professional world after completion of the MA.





Actividad subvencionada por el Ministerio de Cultura