On November 1, the admission opened for MA in Contemporary Physical Performance Making (CPPM) at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The applications process remains open until January 31, 2022. Auditions will take place from March 7 to April 17 in various cities worldwide: Tallinn, Berlin, Milan, London, Seoul and Melbourne. You can find out more about the admission criteria and process here.

CPPM was founded under the belief that the most intense artistic growth occurs through genuine encounters with inspirational artists. That is why most studies are conducted by internationally renowned directors, choreographers, performers, and companies from all over the world. The confirmed guest artists for 2022-24 include Anne Bogart (USA), Olivier de Sagazan (France), Juan Dominguez (Spain), Kim Collier (Canada), Theodoros Terzoupoulos (Greece), Guillaume Pige (England), Stacy Makishi (Hawaii, USA), Tadashi Endo (Japan), Fran Barbe (Australia), etc. You can see the complete list of guest artists here.

“CPPM is 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. Students will work alongside some of the most exciting directors, choreographers, performance makers, artists and companies across the world to further their artistic practice through active collaboration, devising and performance,” said CPPM course leader professor Jüri Nael.

CPPM offers a generous scholarship scheme allowing eight accepted students to get a discount on their tuition fees. You can read more about the tuition fees and scholarship scheme here.

In 2021, the first cohort of CPPM students graduated: 12 students from 8 countries. Their final projects gave birth to the international performing arts festival CPPM Manifestal, which took place from May to June 2021 and included more than 70 performances in different locations across Tallinn.

The deadline for applying for CPPM is January 31, 2022