Eurythmy in English
Master of Education
The Master's program Eurythmy in English is aimed at eurythmists who are looking for a next step in their career, who wish to extend their eurythmical skills, challenge themselves creatively and professionally, and deepen their knowledge and experience of research. There are two pathways, one in the education/social field, and the other in eurythmy therapy.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Research - Focus Eurythmy Education/Social Art
Join other engaged eurythmy professionals working all over the world, expanding your own skills and building a network of creative exchange. You will meet experienced guest teachers who will share their research with you, guided by course carriers/mentors Shaina Stoehr, Coralee Frederickson and Magali Muller-Peddinghaus. Your eurythmy questions and practice are the subject of your research activity, and assignments are carried out in your own professional context.
The next course will begin in September 2023. No BA is required to apply.
Please contact us for more information or to arrange an interview.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Research - Focus Eurythmy Therapy
Learn the professional and therapeutic skills needed to become a eurythmy therapist, in addition to developing research tools. This is a face-to-face course taking place at Emerson College in England, guided by course carriers/mentors Shaina Stoehr, Katherine Beaven and Brenda Newton.
The next course with the Focus Eurythmy Therapy will begin in August 2024. No BA is required to apply.
Please contact us for more information or to arrange an interview.
Course Contents & Structure
Eurythmists will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following areas, and the assignments and projects will be appropriate to each field:
- Eurythmy Therapy
- Eurythmy in Education
This Master’s program has the aim of deepening eurythmical capacities, fostering skills in the realm of education and art, and developing the ability to carry out qualitative research in the area of eurythmical activity that is relevant and inspiring to the student. Students will participate in Master Classes given by a range of highly experienced eurythmists, become proficient in qualitative research methods, develop writing and presentation skills, and participate in stimulating presentations from acknowledged experts in aspects of education and art.
Some core aspects of the course are:
- An individual approach to assignments with context-based projects
- Practical training and study for new teachers and advanced research for experienced teachers
- A focus on individual artistic development
- Encouragement to explore eurythmy in a contemporary context with an emphasis on the challenges and opportunities in today’s classroom and society
- An emphasis on learning from each other and sharing individual research questions and discoveries
- An international attitude that is attentive to diverse cultural contexts
- Building up a creative relationship to language, nurturing oral and written self-expression, leading to increased self-confidence
- Engaging in a process of making the substance of eurythmy your own and developing a professional attitude
Responsible for the programme are Coralee Frederickson and Shaina Stoehr. They are supported by the eurythmy faculty at Alanus, some of whom also teach on the course. In addition a number of tutors make contributions to the programme, bringing their wealth of experience to the Master Classes and subject lessons. These include:
- Stefan Hasler - Tone eurythmy
- Emile Cnoops - Speech eurythmy
- Ingrid Everwijn - Tone eurythmy
- Volker Frankfurt - Speech eurythmy
- Charlotte Krantz - Speech/tone eurythmy
- Jan Ranck - Apollonian/Dionysian principles
- Melissa Harwood - Social eurythmy and presentation skills
- Gorman Krantz - Eurythmy research
- Michael Werner - Vital eurythmy
- Maren Stott - Solo work
- Helga Daniel - Educational eurythmy
- Magali Muller-Peddinghaus - Educational eurythmy
- Prosper Nebel - Educational eurythmy
- Dr. James Dyson - Principles of human development
- Charlotte Von Bulow - Research methods
- Maria Martina Sam - History of Eurythmy
For further information please contact Coralee Frederickson and Shaina Stoehr directly here.
The education pathway course will be an online course taking place over three years, with the last year devoted to your final research project and thesis. The next course will begin in September 2023.
The therapy pathway course will be a face-to-face three-year course consists of five four-week blocks with doctors and eurythmy therapists who are experts in their fields of practice, with the addition of two online weeks of lectures. In the final year, you will complete the required practice placement hours and submit your thesis, which will be a Case Study. The next course with the Focus Eurythmy Therapy will begin in August 2024.
For an overview of Alanus University’s current tuition fees, please refer to Downloads.
Loans and scholarships
Students from the UK may apply for a loan from the Godparents Anthroposophical Training Fund.
Applicants must have two years of relevant educational practice, in addition to one of the following requirements:
Eurythmy diploma (recognized by the SRMK, Switzerland), Teacher or kindergarten qualification, Waldorf education subject or art teacher qualification of at least two years duration, Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in education.
If you are unsure whether your first degree qualifies you for admission, please ask at the Secretary’s Office.
Students should be able to master the English language at an appropriate level. RSUC (Alanus) may request supporting documentation.
More information is available at the International Office
Application procedure and entrance examination
You can apply for our Master's programmes throughout the year.
We welcome a written application, which you submit via the CampusCore application portal. You can set the language to 'English' at the bottom of the page.
TIP: A step by step guide for the online application process can be found HERE.
Required documents Master of Education in English:
IMPORTANT: All notarized/ certified copies of certificates must be uploaded as a scan to your account on https://studieren.alanus.edu as well as sent by post to Alanus Hochschule, Keyword: Application Master Eurythmy, Villestr. 3, 53347 Alfter.
- Either certificate of 1st professional university degree (e.g. B.A.)
- Or certificate (diploma) of 4-year eurythmy training recognised by the SRMK, Dornach, Switzerland plus practical experience (at least 2 years) documented by a list plus (non-authenticated) proof of training, further training, work references etc.
- Or certificate of other relevant training of at least 3 years (usually in eurythmy) plus practical experience (at least 2 years) supported by a list plus (non-certified) evidence of training, further training, references, etc.
(Please provide a notarized translation of certificates/diplomas in foreign languages, i.e., not in English or German)
→ You can obtain certified copies by taking a copy and the original document to a justice of the peace, the mayor’s office, certain medical professionals or our service bureau for students at Alanus and get it certified for a small fee.
- Letter of motivation (outlining your professional development focus and purpose, approx. a DIN A4-page)
- a curriculum vitae with portrait picture
- Passport photo for the student card
- Proof of health insurance covering the entirety of your studies (e.g. a scan of the front and back of your health care card)
- For all study programs (completed or without a degree) official proof of removal from the register of students, for all programs without degree a certificate of non-objection by former university
- For the specialization in Eurythmy Therapy: a medical certificate of good health
→ You can obtain this certificate from your local doctor’s office
- Also required: Completion of the categories 'Become aware through' and 'Statutory declarations' on the website.
- Students should be able to master English at an appropriate level. Alanus may demand documentation.
In order to apply, it is necessary that you first register in the Campus Core application portal. After successful registration, you can log in to the portal and complete your application. Here you will find further information and assistance on how to apply online as well as the link to the application portal.
A Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Research in Eurythmy is awarded in one of the two areas of specialization:
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Research - Focus Eurythmy Therapy
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Research - Focus Eurythmy Education
Documents / Downloads
All required documents can be found under Downloads (at the bottom of the list).
Continued formations and further developments
- certificate courses
For those who do not want to obtain an academic degree, it is possible to work on aptitude, in certain productions and projects. This is an offer for eurythmists who are looking for an artistic work combined with performance work and can be certified as a university certificate. The beginning is in the autumn semester.
In addition, the study course Stage of the Master's Program can be combined with one of the following certificate courses: Eurythmy Pedagogy, Eurythmy in Social Work Fields or Vitaleurythmie, additional fees will be charged.
Every year, symposia take place on various topics of eurythmy. Here you can meet colleagues and learn about research and practice in the occupational fields.
Dates and topics of the symposia can be found in our current event calendar.