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Performance Documentation

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Mixed time
Study form
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Full education cost: 66 375 SEK
First payment: 66 375 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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The course is targeted for master students and professional artists who are interested in acquiring new skills for documenting and archiving body and time-based performance practices. It is focused on providing the students with new tools and insights into the procedures and values of documentation by considering it integral for the development of an artistic and embodied practice.

The main aims are: 

  • Examine different artistic strategies and forms of
    a) documenting and archiving a performance work and
    b) creating a performance canon.
  • Explore the notion of "expanded documentation" (e.g. performed photography, mediated performance) by working with different medias and digital tools.
  • Promote collaborative documentation processes through a laboratory work.
  • Analyze the ontology of performance documentation within both the academia and performing arts field.

The structure of the course is divided into three workshops by Nathalie S. Fari, Ben Spatz and Charlotta Ruth which will be held in English.

Prerequisites and selection


Bachelor Programme in Performing Arts or equivalent.


Selection is based on documented artistic skills (CV) and ;a personal letter motivating why you want to take the course, which should be enclosed to the application. The applicants will be ranked by the teacher’s overall assessment of the applicants competence. The application is not complete without the above stated documentation


This course is taught at the Academy of Music and Drama in central Gothenburg. 

Freestanding courses do not entitle students to book rehearsal rooms at the Academy of Music and Drama. As a student, you need to ensure that you have access to  instruments or other equipment required, as well as rooms for practice, etc necessary to complete the course.

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