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Applications to the international MA in Contemporary Physical Performance Making (CPPM) are now open - a ground-breaking course that takes postgraduate education out of the classroom and puts practical experience with world-leading makers of performance at the heart of the learning process.

Entry requirements

•    An undergraduate degree in drama, theatre, dance, circus or other performing arts. Other undergraduate degrees may be considered if you are able to provide a substantial portfolio of previous creative practice;
•    At least three years of relevant professional experience.

There is no upper age limit and highly experienced performers/creators are strongly encouraged to apply.

Online Application

All candidates should apply for the programme via the DreamApply website https://estonia.dreamapply.com that all Estonian universities use for international undergraduate and postgraduate degree applications. You can start, save, edit and return to your application at any time before the submission deadline using your unique code that you are given when starting your application.


The deadline for submitting your online application is 15 March 2019.

You can start, save, edit and return to your application at any time before the submission deadline here.

The first selection will be based on your application, creative portfolio, motivation letter and references, so be sure that your application is complete and gives a good overview of your professional experience, artistic vision and creative ambition.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and you should know whether you are invited for audition depending on when you apply:

15 December 2018 for applications received before 1st December 2018
15 February 2019 for applications received before 1st February 2019
20 March 2019 for applications received before 15th March 2019


If your application has been successful, you will be invited to take part in one of our international auditions that will take place in 2019 as follows:

10-12 April 2019     London (United Kingdom)
14-16 April 2019     Tallinn (Estonia)
19-21 April 2019     Seoul (South Korea)
24-26 April 2019     New York (USA)

Auditions include a workshop, various creative tasks and an interview. Details about the audition process, including what to prepare, will be sent to candidates in due course. It is encouraged to apply as soon as possible so that you could make your audition travel plans well in advance.

In very rare circumstances, a candidate who demonstrates an exceptionally high quality of creative work with an international reputation may be admitted without attending an audition. This decision is made by the admission panel after careful examination of candidate’s application, artistic portfolio, motivation letter, references and interview.

If you have any questions about the course or application process, please contact:

Ms Liina Jääts
CPPM Course Coordinator
Phone: +(372) 6272862
Email: info_cppm@ema.edu.ee

          Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Tatari 13, Tallinn 10116
+372 6272862