Eurythmy in Schools and Society
Master of Arts & Master of Education
The Master's Programme Eurythmy in Schools and Society involves comprehensive study in the fundamentals of education and social art for eurythmy work in schools, kindergartens and cultural events.
The programme is designed to prepare you for or support you in your professional career. You are encouraged to work in schools or in other social fields during your studies so that course contents can be applied and mentored during your daily work routine.
There are 2 ways of obtaining a Master's degree in Eurythmy Therapy at Alanus University:
Master of Arts Eurythmy (M.A.) Focus Eurythmy Education
(60 Credit Points) - 2 years part-time
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Research - Focus Eurythmy Education
(120 Credit Points) - 3 years part-time
Contact us for more information.
The part-time programme includes approximately 8 weekends and 6 weeks of intensive study, spread over two years. In addition, you should plan time for self-study. The course is divided by topic into 9 modules and concludes with the Master's thesis.
Modules 1 and 2
Childhood, Secondary and Adult Education
Broad methodological and subject-specific didactics training in the field of eurythmy and artistic practice, recipient-based eurythmy mediation
In-depth look at eurythmy; developing effective eurythmy practices to address social and educational issues
Education and School Development
Anthropology and developmental psychology; educational science, school development, school organisation
Art and Society
Social science and cultural studies; designing and supporting learning processes
Anthroposophical humanities, eurythmy studies, social sciences
Supplementary Artistic Subjects
Speech formation, basics of musical theatre, dance, drama, visual arts, etc.
Academic work related to education/cultural-education, for which a self-selected practical project is documented, from planning through implementation and evaluation
Eurythmy in Practice
Mentored practical phases and reflection in the student’s own professional field
Strong Relation to Practice
Mentored practical phases, in which you plan, implement, evaluate and document projects in your professional field, are an integral component of the programme. You can also discuss specific issues that arise in the course of your daily work routine in class and receive tips on how to deal with current career challenges. The exchange of experience with colleagues combined with interdisciplinary seminar work and projects inspires new ideas and approaches in your own work.
At the beginning of your studies, you can choose one of two main specialisations: "Eurythmy in Schools" or "Eurythmy in Society". You can then select the most suitable options for your focus from among the wide range of lectures and seminars on offer.
The programme offers:
- Intensive mentoring and, above all, support for those entering a new career, including visits to lessons
- Encouragement to reflect on your own practices
- Intensive exploration of the role of mediator
- Space for improving your understanding of job-specific and individual issues
- In-depth study of eurythmy as art
- Consolidation of professional and methodological practice
- Confidence and new ideas for recipient-oriented, situation-based eurythmy mediation
- Preparation for providing support in biography and professional development work with eurythmy
- Training in the ability to perceive and shape social conditions
Admission requirements Master of Arts
Completed university studies (B.A. Eurythmy or Bachelor, State Examination, Diploma, Magister or other plus a completed eurythmy training (recognized by the SRMK, Switzerland)) and a successful admission interview.
Admission requirements Master of Education
As above (university degree) or:
At least four years of training at a professional school for eurythmy (recognized by the SRMK, Switzerland)
At least two years of practical experience/activity in a corresponding professional field (school, kindergarten, therapeutic or social institutions, youth welfare services, etc.) and a successful admission interview.
If a general or subject-related university entrance qualification (Abitur) is not available, we will conduct a university entrance examination.
If you are unsure whether your first degree qualifies you for admission, please ask at the Secretary’s Office.
Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills, both spoken and written. The language certificate can be submitted during the first year of study.
More information is available at the International Office
Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German or English language skills, both spoken and written. The language certificate can be submitted during the first year of study.
More information is available at the International Office.
Please apply in writing. You can find the application form here.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Proof of your first professionally qualifying university degree or proof of four years of training at a school for eurythmy (recognized by the SRMK, Switzerland) and practical experience (certified)* Copies of certificates (foreign certificates in officially certified German translation)
- Completed data entry form (see application form)
- Letter of motivation (presentation of your professional goals and personal motives for studying, approx. one DIN A4 page)
- a curriculum vitae
- Passport photo for the student card
- Registration certificate from a German health insurance company (a copy of your insurance card is not sufficient)
- A copy of the certificates of exmatriculation from all state and state-recognised universities you have attended (for unfinished courses of study: In addition to a complete, up-to-date overview of your performance, including failed attempts, please also submit a university changer's certificate of no objection for all pre-study periods).
- For foreign applicants, proof of sufficient German language skills (by means of TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate), or at least 3 years of professional practice or vocational training in a German-speaking country (please submit an informal form with signature)
After reviewing your application documents, we will invite you to an interview.
The eurythmy programme can be funded through BAföG.
Funding for Students of Eurythmy
Alanus University grants interest-free loans to eurythmy students. Funding is available from the 2nd academic year in the Bachelor's programme and from the 1st academic year in the Master's programme (full-time only).
Alanus University also awards “Germany Scholarships” in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
More information on financial aid is available under Funding.
Prospective students are welcome to join the programme for a day. Observation is an opportunity to gain insight into university life and courses as well as meet fellow students and lecturers. To schedule an individual appointment for observation, please contact Beatrice Dietz.
The course qualifies students to work as eurythmy teachers in Waldorf kindergartens and Waldorf schools for all age groups as well as for social artistic work. The growing number of Waldorf schools, in Germany and worldwide, guarantees a high level of job security. The tendency to use eurythmy as a social educational and formative tool has increased in recent years, offering a wide range of job opportunities, e.g. in open child and youth work, retirement homes, prisons, and companies.
More information on eurythmy in social work is available at www.eusa.eurythmie.net.
Eurythmy in Biography Work
Eurythmists support children, youth, adults and seniors in their development, self-transformation and expansion of personal and social competencies. This work takes place in a variety of settings, such as kindergartens, youth centres, educational institutions, women's shelters, retirement homes, sports clubs, dance schools, clinics and prisons. Social art courses, interventions and projects can take place anywhere in public space. With a social focus we also work in preventive and follow-up care.
The effects of social-artistic eurythmy are an increase in happiness and energy as well as a very practical anthroposophy through movement – overall it has a positive impact on artistic-aesthetic education and social integration. Language development, sensory training, the improvement of fine and gross motor skills, preventive health care, as well as grief counselling and terminal care are additional areas of work.
Eurythmy in the Professional World
Eurythmists work together with employees from all departments and management levels in companies, commercial enterprises, public and private facilities and institutions. In a nutshell: anywhere that requires innovative ideas and creativity or an improvement in the working atmosphere. Important aspects include preventive health care, boosted energy, and the balancing of one-sided work processes. The focus is also on promoting personal development and expanding professional and personal qualifications through training. We develop social competencies through team coaching, conflict management and communication training. Organisational development can be supported in management courses and through quality assurance eurythmy. We contribute to conferences and seminars by adding depth to topics through movement.
Eurythmy in Culture and Society
Movement, art and design – eurythmy performances with artists and amateurs take place both solo and in ensembles in public space and on stage. These events are held in cooperation with cultural and social services as well as a variety of sponsored institutions, or self-organised on stage or in natural settings.
We also offer social-artistic courses and seminars as well as interdisciplinary projects with and without performances. Cultural pedagogical interventions, also with regard to intercultural exchange and contributions to overarching events, are further possibilities. Eurythmy is also performed as meditative and sacred dance.
Those who are interested in the programme but do not wish to study for an academic degree have the opportunity to join work on various productions and projects, provided they are suitable candidates. This offer is aimed at eurythmists who wish to gain practical experience in production and performance. More information is available under University Certificates Eurythmy.
Symposia on various topics in eurythmy are held annually. They serve as a platform for colleagues to meet and learn about new developments in research and practice in their fields.
Symposia dates and topics are available in our Events Calendar.