Working with space is pivotal nowadays in the visual and the performing arts. The combination of exhibition design and scenography in a study program is an expression of fluid boundaries among spatial practice in various arts and media.

Exhibition Design combines artistic, curatorial and architectural decisions. The study of exhibition design focuses on the conception and composition of exhibitions in contemporary art, as well as archives and themed displays. In order to deal with theoretical issues an in-depth dialogue with Curatorial Practice will be offered alongside the practical development of exhibition spaces and architecture.

Scenography is understood as the practice of space production and sets a position between the traditional thespian fields of set design and stage direction. Scenographers operate in theater, film, and virtuality, or alternatively develop narrative spaces in form of installations, temporary architecture, choreography and performance. In a project-centered study, both classical and modern arrangements of theater are considered while developing and effectuating new forms of spatial production by negotiating the relations between space, content, viewer and time.

The chair of Curatorial Studies and Dramaturgical Practice is responsible for correlating and complementing the two fields of study in theoretical and practical issues, covering exhibition theory and exhibition history, theory and history of theater as well as dramaturgy and curatorial practice.

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