Directing and Dramaturgy of Alternative and Puppet Theatre is a field focused on preparation for theatrical practice. A graduate of the Bachelor`s programme should be capable of elaborating a dramaturgy and directing conception of a staging or project, of collaborating with a stage designer and of leading rehearsals with actors. A focus on alternative theatrical forms means emphasis on an authorial contribution (the ability to write or compose a script for a staging), experimentation with scenic means and team collaboration. At the same time, emphasis is placed on students` special proclivities and faculties, whether tending towards improvisation, authorial theatre, performative elements, the social aspect of theatre, etc. The programme includes the fundamentals of the theory of theatre, the fundamentals of the history of theatre, and awareness of contemporary theatre - above all of alternative currents from site-specific to new circus. Students who profile themselves in the direction of dramaturgy devote themselves more to authorial writing and the analytical component of dramaturgical work. For students tending more towards directing, the greatest emphasis is placed on preparing projects and on collaboration with students in acting and stage design.
The goal of the programme is to equip graduates with the fundamentals of the craft of directing and dramaturgy so that they are able to realise smaller scenic formations and also to continue to work on their artistic development. A graduate of the Bachelor's programme should be capable of creating or dramaturgically preparing, for example, a puppet production for children or a smaller project on an independent stage. The programme also makes it possible to work in related fields, for example in radio or in drama education (schools, free-time activities).
Completion of an entrance examination consisting of an eliminative pre-round followed by two regular rounds, the first of which is also an eliminative round. Of decisive importance are the candidate`s talent proclivities in the selected field, a sense of metaphorical perception and expression, at least minimal experience with alternative theatrical creation including theatre with puppets or objects.
For the eliminative pre-round, candidates elaborate a work on an assigned topic (including a DVD) - a personal reflection on the assigned topic together with a specific proposal for a possible realisation. In the first round, candidates defend their works, undergo an epistemic test (in the area of philosophy, culture, art and theatre in a wide scope), as well as personal interviews and tests of their abilities in spatial creativity as well as in team collaboration.
In the second round, they undergo a test in a selected foreign world language and an individual survey of mobility, fantasy and spontaneity (or literary abilities); together with other adepts, they will prepare a small collective scenic work on an assigned topic and will subject the result to self-reflection before a commission.
The most important criterion for admission is successful completion of the talent part of the entrance examination.