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


Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme that focuses on Artistic and Performance Research. It is one of the very few Master’s programmes in the world that focuses on the intersection of Performance Studies and the practice of Live Art/Performance Art.

Uniarts Helsinki’s next application period for LAPS is Jan 2021. 

Admission and studies

How to apply
The next application period to Uniarts Helsinki for LAPS is January 2021. Applying takes place electronically via the Opintopolku (Studyinfo) service. Prior to applying, carefully read the admissions instructions of Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy.
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.


Tero Nauha


Planner, Study Services

Siiri-Maija Heino

+ 358 (0) 504783005


Planner, Study Services

Jaakko Hannula (out of office Oct 2019 - Sept 2020)