Drama Therapy


On March 1st 2016, the Hochschule für Kunsttherapie Nuertingen (HKT) merged with Nuertingen-Geislingen University (HfWU).

Since then, Nuertingen-Geislingen University offers at its campus in Nuertingen the innovative and internationally recognised bachelor degree program Drama Therapy. It leads to the degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The degree course is application-oriented with emphasis on both drama and scientifically based therapy training using psychodynamic principles. The course prepares for drama therapy practice in many social, clinical and pedagogical areas of work.

During the entire course, particular emphasis is placed on linking theory and practice and up-to-date scientific findings. In addition to teaching drama and drama therapy, the course focuses on fostering social skills and personal development.

The course includes a supervised internship (5th semester) at a recognised institution of the student's choice in Germany or abroad.

Further information can be found on the German website of HKT.

Fast Facts

At a Glance

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Deadline for spring/summer term:
Nomination deadline: November 15th
Application deadline: December 1st

Deadline for fall/winter term:
Nomination deadline: June 15th
Application deadline: July 1st

Application exchange students

Language Requirements:
German and English


German Website:


Course contents drama therapy:

Drama therapy in clinical and pedagogical contexts

Drama therapy theory and target-oriented methodology

Basic principles of psychodynamics and developmental psychology

Psychotherapeutical conduct and communication

Scientific research, documentation and evaluation

Course contents professional practice:

Ethical and professional framework

Legal and job-specific parameters

Drama therapy in an interdisciplinary and international context

Project work

Job application training

Individual artistic training

International art & drama history / positions in contemporary art

Theories of dramatic art, stage direction and cinematics

Creative theories

Students are taught in small groups. There is a maximum of 60 participants, 18 participants at seminars and 9 participants at artistic training.

The course is divided up into compulsory and non-compulsory seminars.

Language of Instruction

Classes in this degree program are instructed in German. For more information, please refer to the German site. However, NGU offers a wide range of English taught classes to exchange students. For more information, please refer to our English Course List for exchange students.


Prof. Dipl. Theologe, Dipl. Dramatherapeut Johannes Junker
Studiendekan des Studiengangs Theatertherapie B.A., Senatsbeauftragter für Ethik
Campus: CB1 152
Schelmenwasen 4-8 72622 Nürtingen
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