Live Art and Performance Studies at Uniarts Helsinki

Learn about activities, events and latest publications from our programme’s staff, students, alumni and friends.

Photo from LAPS programme's 20th anniversary exhibition in 2021. Photographer: Antti Ahonen

Introduction

The Live Art and Performance Studies master’s programme has developed a wide network with local and international collaborators in the fields of performance art, research and contemporary art. This network is present in the courses, excursions, seminars, mentoring and projects done in collaboration with artists, researchers and experts of these fields. Our ethos is founded on respect of diversity and equity. We aim to provide a space for an engaged community.

Contact information

About programme content
Tero Nauha
tero.nauha@uniarts.fi

About admissions
teak.admissions@uniarts.fi

Teachers and staff

    • Tero Nauha

    • Professor, Live Art and Performance Studies, Theatre Academy
    • +358504710467
    • Siiri-Maija Heino

    • International Relations Coordinator
      International relations, Theatre Academy
    • +358504783005
    • Maija Eeva

    • International Relations Coordinator
      International relations, Theatre Academy
    • +358 50 564 0851

Students and recent alumni

LAPS invites artists from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds to investigate and propagate emergent narratives in arts. Read more about the various art and research practices of LAPS students and alumni.

    • Tea Andreoletti

    • Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama) 2022
    • +393207720646
    • Dash Che

    • Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama) 2022
    • +358413142824
    • Fjolla Hoxha

    • Master of Arts (Drama) 2022
    • +358403299228
    • Onur Tayranoğlu

    • Student in Live Art and Performance Studies, starting year 2021.
    • Tina Jeranko

    • Student in Live Art and Performance Studies, starting year 2021
    • Stefanía Ólafsdóttir

    • Student in Live Art and Performance Studies, starting year 2021
    • Yun-Chen Chang

    • Student in Live Art and Performance Studies, starting year 2021

Research and publications

The programme provides research driven context for artists to define live art and contemporary performance through individual and collective practice. The emphasis of the programme is on practice driven theoretical inquiry.

Curriculum and master’s thesis projects

When performance blog

Students and staff of the Live Art and Performance Studies MA programme write about their work at LAPS.

Past projects and events