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Radical Imaginations:
Race, Representation and Diversity in Theatre and the Arts

What does it mean to be European today? In this course, we are going to investigate and problematize this question by engaging with issues of representation and colonial legacies on contemporary theatre stages and in cultural institutions. We will learn and practice how to address the uncomfortable elephant in the room: race. To do so, in the course, we will read works by postcolonial and feminist thinkers and learn about and from anti-racist struggles, decolonial movements and their histories. In different workshop sessions, we will work toward producing a racial equity glossary tool, explaining prevalent terms such as “the canon”, “diversity”, “decolonisation”, “diaspora”, “intersectionality”, “microaggression”, “othering”, “racism”, “white gaze” and others.

The course is widely applied to students in aesthetic subjects (music, literature, theatre, dramaturgy, film, media studies, digital design), journalism and professional education.

The course particularly welcomes People of the Global Majority: People of Colour, Black and minority ethnic Students. The online classroom will be working with anti-oppressive facilitation tools. Please contact the lecturer in advance if you have any questions about this in particular.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.