STUDIA UBB DRAMATICA is a biannual international scientific journal for Theatre and Film Studies, conceived and coordinated by members of the Faculty of Theatre and Film (Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania) and by foreign specialists in the field. The journal  comes out both in print and online, in an open accessformat, and is edited in English, while also welcoming papers in French. Some of its main objectives are to promote research on Romanian theatre abroad, to create a platform for international scientific exchange of the highest standard in the broad field of performative arts and film, to develop constructive critical reactions to publications and artistic products in the field, and to disseminate the results of cutting-edge disciplinary research.

Since it was first issued in 2006, the journal evolved from a national to an international reach, pursuing a constant and significant expansion. Thus, it created a network of practitioners and researchers from prestigious European and American universities which enables its members to share and disseminate the results of their personal or collective research concerning current subjects and international themes. The decision to divide past numbers of the publication according to thematic criteria imposed itself so as to enhance scientific rigour and to highlight a number of subjects and fields of study that animate the interest of researchers and thespians in current times.

The aim of the journal is to encourage original research in the field of the performing arts through assembling thematic numbers that are well connected to the international flux of research in the humanities. We strive towards a number of goals, of which we hereby mention the most important:

  1. To establish a platform for academic debates of the highest standard, involving researchers from Romanian universities alongside reputable academics from abroad;
  2. To promote Romanian research in international languages (English and French) and to increase its impact on the field;
  3. To constitute a coherent, significant and easily recognizable academic profile of the Cluj-Napoca theatre and film school, for which the journal shall serve as a central emblem;
  4. To approach research subjects which are currently relevant, as well as extremely rich and stimulating from a scientific viewpoint;
  5. To strongly correlate theoretical and practical approaches, stimulating applied research and theoretical approaches grounded in artistic experience;
  6. To advocate for interdisciplinarity and multilevel approaches to the theatrical phenomenon, which link it to film, visual arts, literature, etc.
  7. To develop a corpus of dynamic methodologies, suited to theatre and film, through dialogue with connected disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, philosophy et al.