Next Admission: 2026
▸Language of study: Latvian
▸Full-time undergraduate programme
▸Number of budget and paid study places: to be specified
▸Tuition fee per year: to be specified
▸Duration of studies: four years (8 semesters)
▸Degree to be obtained: Bachelor of Arts
▸Place of study: Latvian Academy of Culture (24 Ludzas Street)
▸International mobility opportunities: studies, internships and graduate internships within the ERASMUS + exchange programme, opportunity to use foreign government scholarships and participate in summer schools
▸Head of the programme: assoc. prof. Līga Ulberte
THE AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME
The programme aims to train professionals in the field of arts with critical thinking and creative writing skills and a thorough understanding of the general principles and the specific regularities of creating dramatic texts
Potential students who are interested in cultural processes, especially drama, literature and theatre. These are people who want to understand the specifics of creating texts and would consider writing dramatic works in the future, as well as to analyse and critically reflect on the works created by others.
The general required (part A) courses give general insight into the cultural-historical and cultural-theoretical issues of arts and humanities.
The speciality based required part (part B) integrate theoretical and practical classes and give to students the opportunity to focus on one of the two directions:
- creating works of art, first and foremost – dramatic texts;
- processing, analysing and evaluating literary works in other fields of art.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Graduates of the programme, depending on the chosen direction of specialization, will be prepared to write a full-length dramatic work or theoretically analytical research on the issues of dramaturgy, literature and performing arts.
Theoretical fundamentals of arts and humanities
Students acquire the ability to orient themselves in different typologies and periodization systems of culture, as well as familiarize themselves with the different concepts of culture and art. Study courses in the history of philosophy enable students to perceive the relevance of philosophical theories in the broader cultural, scientific and social context.
Students are provided with the historical background of literature, theatre, visual arts, music and cinema, as well as the current use of these art forms, thus gaining an understanding of the different principles of aesthetic thinking.
Students master different forms of creative writing both theoretically and practically with the focus on creating dramatic works.
While working with cultural texts of different styles and functions students develop basic text analyses – critiquing and editing - skills both theoretically and practically.
All students are required to become proficient in one foreign language, however, starting from their third year of studies students can acquire also a second foreign language.
Department of Theory and History of Culture
The Head of the Programme: assoc. prof. Līga Ulberte, firstname.lastname@example.org