Authorial Acting

continuing master

Field of study profile
Graduate profile
Requirements and admission procedures
Guarantor

Study in English.

Field of study profile

The study of acting not in the classical sense of interpreting an assigned role, but in the authorial sense. The student is guided to become a creative personality capable of guaranteeing her/his authorial work. The student personally presents and develops the work in a dialogue with the environment into which it enters. Authorship is not understood as a mere production of artefacts but as any original creative activity which occurs in a public space and which in consequence - intentionally or otherwise - transforms this space; the individual should thus warrant personally for his/her actions and bear the responsibility. This requires a specific condition because existing in a public space places significant psychosomatic demands on every person. For this reason, the study of acting with a focus on authorial creation and pedagogy is based on acquiring experience in the main dimensions of human expression: education in voice, speech, movement and dialogical conduct. The theoretical subjects are selected so as to provide reflection and a broader horizon to these skills, or rather abilities.

Graduate profile

Because the goal of the programme is to cultivate a self-confident, creative personality, the graduates - profiles and employment can be - and tend to be - very diverse. Most commonly, graduates apply their skills in so-called assisting and pedagogical professions of variegated specialisations, from créches to universities, often as lecturers in psychosomatic disciplines. They also apply their skills as authors of their own projects of a theatrical, visual, literary or other nature, or work in the media sphere (moderators, script writers, etc.).

Requirements and admission procedures

Good physical and mental aptitudes talent and personality capable of cultivation and further development. Need and ability to learn, to study and to participate in the curriculum and group/individual work. Active knowledge of English is required. The auditions consist particularly of assessing the aptitudes of personality and talent (discipline of movement, voice, speech, acting) and an interview (motivation, orientation in culture, art, philosophy, current affairs and basic knowledge about our department). As part of the admission proces, the applicant sends his/her own authorial texts.


Guarantor

doc. MgA. Mgr. Michal ČUNDERLE, Ph.D.

Docent - vedoucí katedry

E-mail: michal.cunderle@damu.cz
Phone: 234 244 230

Workplace: Katedra autorské tvorby a pedagogiky
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FOTO doc. MgA. Mgr. Michal ČUNDERLE, Ph.D.