The program offers advanced studies in the practice of theatre-making with a twofold focus: learning the process of devising a theatre performance from scratch, with a strong emphasis on a visuality of expression. Students will learn to create theatre performances with strong visual, spatial, object and media (low tech) aspects, as well as working in other related performance forms such as scenographic installations, sound performances, and other types of performances with strong visual and spatial dramaturgy.
Studies consist of main subjects (directing, dramaturgy, devising with objects, devising with sound etc.) and a series of short workshops with local and international artists. There is one purely theoretical subject. All the other subjects are primarily practical, consisting of making scenes and compositions. Students are required to create their own projects in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester. The 4th semester project is considered the final project. Students are encouraged to find their own aesthetic tools and ‘language’. Appropriate experts in the field are designated to be tutors for individual projects. Students further have a possibility to create direct connection to international environment, artists, and institutions as well as connection to Czech artists and companies.Written thesis and defence of the thesis as well as state exam are considered the final exam of the studies. Working language is English.
The graduate is a highly independent artist capable of individual and collective work in the fields of contemporary performance, immersive theatre, objects theatre, media performance, site specific, community theatre, movement theatre, documentary theatre, visual theatre, scenographic installation etc. The graduates will be able to devising performance from a variety of material (sound, text, objects, music, video etc.); devising using one’s own material (not only interpreting already existing material); research and development of material; create a variety of dramaturgical structures, as well as perform themselves, and do basic organizational/production work.
Prior completion of a Bachelor`s programme at a university-level art school or a school with a related humanities focus, submission of creative work theretofore and a proposal for the candidate`s own project for an individual Master`s programme. Successful completion of the talent examination, which is the most important criterion for admission.