Master's Degree Programme in Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS)


Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) is a two year English-language Masters programme at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki that focuses on Artistic and Perfomance Research. It is one of very few Masters programmes in the world, that focuses on the intersection of Performance Studies and the practice of Live Art/Performance Art.

Admission and studies

How to apply
The application period ended 25 January 2017. We are looking for seven exceptional individuals to study live art from a variety of cultures and continents, who are willing to undertake new research in the combined fields of Live Art/Performance art and Performance Studies.
The LAPS programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to Performance Art / Live Art and Performance Studies. The diverse fields of our lecturers, mentors and visiting artists and theorists reflect our eclectic approach. LAPS is constructed around rotating 1-to-1 mentorships, and includes group seminars in areas of core knowledge, art criticism, actionism and live art.



Professor PhD 
Ray Langenbach
+358 40 6618302

Jaakko Hannula
+358 (0) 503094361