Exchange programme in the BA or MA Drama
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year / Dutch
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

Drama in Leuven

Academische Bachelor

At LUCA Drama you become an actor/theatre maker/writer. You develop a well-founded vision of the world and the artistic field. You learn to function in a broad and flexible way, as a creative and performing artist. With a strong dose of decisiveness and entrepreneurial spirit. With your own artistic profile and the ability to create your own context for your work. With the flexibility to set up projects together with other makers, also cross-disciplinary.


You can choose between two tracks: the acting/creating track or the track writer/maker (the so called 'writing for performance' track. The students from the different tracks have their own practical projects but also frequently work together as a writer, maker, and/or player in modules and atelier weeks.

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In our programme, text and language are the most important elements. You develop language sensitivity and text understanding. While playing, creating and writing, you explore what text can be today and in the future. You train your body and voice and learn how to use them on stage. You are alternately coached individually and collectively, in six-week practical modules. Every year, during four open studio weeks, you can experiment with materials and working methods, individually or in groups. In this way, you develop your own method of working with your fascinations.


Exchange students are welcome in the second or third phase of our study programme. In these phases, the deepening of artistic skills and the development of an own artistic profile are central.

The student comes into contact with various artists in a number of projects (two projects in the first semester, three in the second semester ). In addition, in the theory subjects, the formulation of own standpoints in relation to the arts, the world and .... are central.

The study programme makes the choices for the projects together with the exchange student, on the basis of the course already taken, language, etc....

What do you need?

A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us. Campus Lemmens does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please visit to the website of the KUL or contact our student support services

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Application & entry requirements

All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 1
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is October 1

Outcome Exchange Application

The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

  • Our very own campus, situated in a parc in one of Europe's oldest university towns
  • An artistic meeting space for theater maker and musicians 
  • A coworking space with rehearsal studio's concert halls and theater venues
  • An art centre with concerts, performances and theater shows, lectures and artist talks, book launches, graduation shows and showcases
  • An expertise centre for young perfomnce artists with an art library, production support and a lending service
  • An intricate network of cultural partners where students rehears and show the results of their projects


Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven
+32 2 447 15 00

How to get there


If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact us:

International Coordinator Campus Lemmens
Emelie De Bruyne

Campus Lemmens
Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven
+32 2 447 15 00

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