Performing Arts

The Performing Arts course aims to train professionals to work in the various activities available in this field, while encouraging critical and investigative thinking and reflection based on conceptual research and experimentation in different contexts.

As acting is the mainstay of theater, the course’s educational framework is based on the actor’s work. Such a focus, while aiming at developing theater from within, also considers the wider interdisciplinary issues that run through artistic production, especially in its performative strand.

The Bachelor of Performing Arts degree can be completed in eight semesters:

The first two years are dedicated to a basic grounding in theater through subjects that cover a broad repertoire of knowledge of history and theory of drama, as well more technical courses involving creative processes in practical experimentation, such as body language, vocality and interpretation. During this period students undergo an intense creative and learning process through plastic, visual, dramaturgical and performative creations, immersed in curricular and extracurricular activities.

The last four semesters of the course are structured to provide students with the experience of developing complete performative exercises in different theatrical languages. There are four artistic projects, one per semester, with a specific learning focus, involving the student/actor/researcher at both two ends of staging a performance: creative elaboration and actual materialization through production-related situations and issues.

By endowing students with practical and theoretical knowledge and developing them as researching artists in the most diverse theatrical languages, the Performing Arts course encourages students to reflect on and practice artistic creation in a constant dialogue between their own conceptions of research and the world around them.