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Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.

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Theatre Studies

Faculty of Polish Studies

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Arts Studies

Programme description

Theatre Studies are the only second-cycle studies at the Jagiellonian University, providing education in theatre knowledge in humanities. It is intended for people who have completed undergraduate studies in the humanities and want to develop their knowledge and skills in Theatre Studies. The programme is based on issues related strictly to the theatre, its various forms and traditions, including in the historical, political or institutional order. The theatrical knowledge is extended to include issues related to contemporary humanistic thought and phenomena from a wide field of art sciences. The course also educates practical skills in curatorial and dramaturgical work by implementing original projects as part of workshops. The unique profile of the studies will equip the graduate with the ability to place phenomena in theatre knowledge in a broad artistic, social and cultural context and allow them to be used in professional work.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Polish Studies has category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2018 two Faculty of Polish Studies students were awarded during the 'Studencki Nobel 'contest for the greatest Polish students; talented faculty students are winning the prestigious Diamond Grant programme. Study programmes at the Faculty of Polish Studies give a great chance for individual development under the supervision of the masters of modern Polish studies. The Faculty of Polish Studies has been collaborating with institutions concerned with culture and art, especially from Kraków and Małopolska province, for many years. Students engage in various activities of the Kraków Festival Office, theatres of Kraków, cultural centres and museums. The JU students' Linguistics Research Society organizes the Month of First Language – a regular project that includes the Kraków Dictation, advertisement contest, 'commentary and pitch', and linguistics workshops in schools. Particular study programmes collaborate with companies from the media sector during the realisation of the traineeships programme – the Faculty signed agreements with publishers, web portals and magazines and is responsible for the edition of 12 prestigious publications and 7 academic journals.

The Faculty of Polish Studies consists of 17 Chairs, the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, and the School of Polish Language and Culture, Theatre Studies are conducted in the Chair in Theatre and Drama (in collaboration with the Chair in Performance Studies). Most classes take place at Gołębia Street, where the editorial office of Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna (theatre journal) and the theatre room are situated. The theatre room has basic lighting equipment, a sound system and a dressing room. It is a place to present pieces prepared during workshops and implement projects of the students of the Student Association of Theatrologists.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Scientific category A in the main discipline of Arts Studies awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science

Curriculum overview

In the programme curriculum, you may find information about the subjects you will attend while studying this programme. The programme indicates which subjects are scheduled for each semester of the studies, which are mandatory, which belong to the group of elective subjects (so-called optional subjects), which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each subject in such a programme curriculum has its syllabus, which is a description of what students learn within the scope of that subject.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations operate at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences, and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls. There are many student activities associations at the Faculty of Polish Studies, f.e. Student Association of Theatrologists, which organises scientific conferences and creates opportunities for students to implement their artistic projects (in this way, for example, Theatr 74). Theatre journal Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna, run by the Chair in Theatre and Drama academics, is a place where students of Theatre Studies can take part in internships, developing the skills of proofreading and editing texts, submitting and online writing. Internship in the editorial office is also a form of learning how to write articles about the theatre and it allows publishing in the newspaper.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST.

More than just studies

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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: and

Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK):

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from another university, including a foreign one, or change of study programme within the University is possible with the dean's consent after completing the first year of studies and fulfilling additional requirements established by the Faculty Council. For inquiries regarding transfer, please contact the unit responsible for the specific study programme directly.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


Graduates of Theatre Studies, in addition to scientific education, enabling them to work in research and scientific institutions, have comprehensive competencies to work in cultural institutions: theatres (theatre management, managing literary and drama departments, archives, promotion departments, educational departments), media (press, television, film, radio), cultural centres, museums, non-governmental organisations and institutions using theatre pedagogy in social work, as well as curators of theatre festivals and other artistic projects (exhibitions, educational programs, artistic residences).

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Chair of Theatre and Drama, a unit of the Faculty of Polish Studies. The Chair is located in the historic centre of Kraków. For more information, please contact:

ul. Gołębia 14-16
31-007 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 13 23