Study of Acting

Programme description

A complete two-year graduate programme in Performing Arts is founded on a research-based approach. Through a teacher-student collaboration and a continuous knowledge sharing, students are encouraged to develop independence and artistic expression.

What sets this programme apart is the fact that it shapes actors and actresses into all-round authors who, by realising their ideas through various techniques and art forms, over the course of their two-year studies, develop a unique authorial expression, enabling them to engage audiences straight after graduation.
Another distinguishing feature of this programme is that it carefully prepares students for the international arena by using Lessac Kinesensic Training through which students master stage speech in English.

A wide range of competencies, experiences and interests of our teachers enables students to acquire different types of knowledge and various skills, and to deepen their understanding of acting in a wide variety of film, performance and new media practices. A broad scope of research and education comprises of a wide variety of topics ranging from activist, creative, hybrid, experimental and investigative documentary film and video; audio-visual art and media forms (i.e contemporary experimental, innovative and short films and their media hybrids and extensions); contemporary dance, performance art, hybrid post-dramatic forms, performance activism, interdisciplinary and new media practices.

Professional knowledge and skills acquired through this study program enable the MA graduates to: apply knowledge of different media that are potentially forms for the realisation of their ideas; apply knowledge of cultural management to ensure the production conditions within which the realisation of their ideas is possible; apply knowledge and self-organisational skills as well as realise their own authorial projects in which they can present themselves as authors and/or performers (actors), depending on circumstances.

All courses are semester-based, which allows increased mobility of students to other contents within the institution as well as to other study programmes abroad in shorter study visits.

In this two-year graduate study programme, students are awarded 120 ECTS credits. After completing the study programme, students acquire the academic title: Master of Acting.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of contemporary productions and the ability to interpret them
  • Knowledge and understanding of different methods in contemporary theatre, performance practices and audio-visual practices
  • Ability to differentiate, compare and analyse various research approaches and to produce creative materials within performing and visual arts
  • Knowledge of theoretical approaches and contemporary trends in performing arts and of theoretical approaches
  • Identifying new trends in performance-related artists practices
  • Constructive and sensitive response to the work of others and adaptability while working in a team
  • Practical application of knowledge and skills in a digital environment
  • Practical application of knowledge and skills in a community
  • Readiness to participate actively in the development of a community and civil society
  • Readiness to apply the acquired knowledge and skills internationally
  • Readiness to use a research approach in creating
  • Ability to analyse a theoretical problem in relation to a practical problem
  • Ability to connect the acquired theoretical knowledge to contemporary performance-related artistic practices critically and selectively
  • Ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in practice
  • Ability to self-reflect and modify personal artistic position in various film, performance and new media practices depending on the idea that needs to be realised
  • Ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in search of unique authorial voice
  • Ability to create dramaturgical and directorial concept of in audio-visual, theatre and performance practices
  • Ability to work creatively and independently in various professional surroundings
  • Acquisition of different types of knowledge and their derivation in one’s authorial approach
  • Ability to collaborate with other authors in articulating ideas and sharing authorship
  • Readiness to take part in the international arena by applyingLessac Kinesensic Training
  • Ability to apply knowledge of cultural management in the production of one’s ideas
  • Ability to promote one’s work and to compete in open market


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