The Centre for Ibsen Studies was established in 1992 as a research and information centre. Its objective is to enhance and promote research on Ibsen nationally and internationally. The Centre's library contains the world's largest collection of books and other material by and on Ibsen.
The aim of the Master's Programme – starting off the coming autumn semester – is to provide students with wide-ranging knowledge of Ibsen's dramatic art, its significance for modern drama, theatre, and new media. The programme is designed for students from all over the world. All the courses will be taught in English. The course provision will be a combination of courses given by the academic staff at the Ibsen Centre and open courses that are provided in English by other sections at the University of Oslo. Special courses will also be given by leading scholars invited to the Ibsen Centre as visiting lecturers.
Areas of study include:
- A reading of Ibsen's oeuvre, with emphasis on biographical, historical and aesthetic perspectives
- The reception and adaptation history of Ibsen's oeuvre; in literature, on the stage and in new media
- The development of the modern western drama, with Ibsen's dramatic form as the backdrop
The full programme represents 120 ECTS credits, consisting of a variety of courses (compulsory and freely chosen) and a master's dissertation with a writing seminar.
- A detailed presentation of the Master's Degree Programme in Ibsen Studies
- Website of the Centre for Ibsen Studies