Theatre Academy Helsinki

drama school in Finland

The Theatre Academy (Finnish: Teatterikorkeakoulu, Swedish: Teaterhögskolan) is one of the three academies of the University of the Arts Helsinki and offers education in theatre and dance. It is Finland's largest education provider in its field and, with the exception of acting, the only one in the country. In September 2014, there were 349 students at TeaK: 315 in the bachelor and master programmes, and the remaining 34 were studying for a licentiate or doctoral degree.The current dean of the Theatre Academy is Maarit Ruikka, and the vice-deans are Leena Rouhiainen and Ari Tenhula. The degrees offered by the Theatre Academy are the bachelor, master, licentiate and doctor of arts (theatre/dance) in the fields of Acting in Finnish or Swedish, Directing, Dramaturgy, Dance (dancer and choreographer), Lighting and Sound Design and Theatre and Dance Pedagogy. In addition, the academy is responsible for continuing education in its field. TeaK premieres around 40 productions each academic year. The performances are open to the public.
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Author

Pirkko Saisio cover

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Pirkko Saisio

Finnish writer, director and actress

works

3

Betoniyö

book by Pirkko Saisio

author: Pirkko Saisio

Punainen erokirja

book by Pirkko Saisio

author: Pirkko Saisio

2003

Kainin tytär

book by Pirkko Saisio

author: Pirkko Saisio

1984

Author

Arto Melleri

Finnish author and poet

works

3

Nuorallatanssijan kuolema eli kuinka Pete Q sai siivet

Jukka Asikaisen, Arto Mellerin ja Heikki Vuennon kirjoittama näytelmä

author: Arto Melleri, Heikki Vuento

Pete Q

book by Jukka Asikainen

author: Jukka Asikainen, Arto Melleri, Heikki Vuento

1979

Elävien kirjoissa

Arto Mellerin runokokoelma

author: Arto Melleri

1991

Author

Peter Franzén cover

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Peter Franzén

Finnish actor

Author

Jouko Turkka

Finnish theatre director

Author

Sami Parkkinen

Finnish writer, translator and dramaturge

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