Ideal for individuals with a strong interest in theatrical arts or performance, theatre courses are not limited to theatre majors in a Bachelors or Masters program. Many theatre courses are available to returning students with a personal or professional interest, for whom additional academic qualifications in theatre could benefit their career. In addition to the direct professional applications of lessons learned in theatre courses, in acting, set design, lighting, scriptwriting and production design, there are also concrete applications in almost any business sector for lessons in communication, body language, creative thinking and design.
Theatre courses last for anywhere from a few days to a semester or more, making them suitable to a very wide range of prospective students. Offered on a full time or part time basis, theatre courses are available at universities in several different countries around the world. Theatre courses often focus on a particular aspect of the discipline, such as production design, performance, costume design and more. More information can be requested about any specific theatre course by contacting the university using a quick and easy web form on the information page.
If you can benefit professionally or personally from theatre courses at an accredited university or academic institution, then scroll down and read more about the opportunities available to you, today!
Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons. [+]
This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including [+]
A two day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns, the use of special effects, programming the operating desk and the operation of follow spots. [+]
Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre. [+]
The aim is to give the student a more complete comprehension of the playwright’s work, considered not only in the scenario of a European theatre context, but how it is applied in the contemporary scenario and generally related to the work of the actor. [+]
Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline [+]
Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve [+]
Do you have a love for the stage as well as the camera? You can broaden your career opportunities to include the theater—and become a “triple... [+]
Do you have a love for the stage as well as the camera? You can broaden your career opportunities to include the theater—and become a “triple threat” actor who does it all—with the training of our theater year. In expanding your repertoire of skills to the stage, you’ll learn the unique vocal and physical skills needed to perform and project to the audience. You’ll also study theater history and theatrical styles in exciting, non-traditional classes. Throughout the year, you’ll bring all your skills together in a variety of performance opportunities, including two productions mounted in professional New York theater spaces. It takes solid training to move seamlessly from a theater production to a film audition to a commercial voice-over booth to a three-camera soap shoot. The goal of the theater year is to give you the ability to change gears without thinking. When the curtain goes up or the director calls “Action!” you’ll be ready.... [-]
Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed. [+]
Film and Television
Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed by the Academic Committee.The Film and Television year brings the young actor to the world of the camera. Learning to integrate technique with understanding and accommodating the requirements of the camera are the objectives of this year. It is grounded in Scene Study for the Camera, and Acting Process for the Camera. Actors expand their on-camera craft with Auditioning for Film and Television, Commercials and Daytime Drama. Actor’s Comedy Workshop, Monologues and the Voice-over workshop continue to support actors in their growth.Actors in the final semester begin to be introduced to the industry. To prepare them, students take a Business of the Business workshop. They are invited to do monologues for a jury of professional casting directors and agents. A six-week workshop run by casting directors gives actors the opportunity to meet and work with these professionals. The film and television year work culminates with a unit devoted to shooting a final project.In your final semester:... [-]
Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of... [+]
The Platform Year
Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of discovery of one’s self as an artist. Next, you begin to explore the technical aspects of working in front of a camera and have the opportunity to learn the information necessary for an actor to function with professionalism on a set.You also begin to work on your craft. You start to explore the given circumstances of a scene and how to own them in an authentic way, taking what the writer has given you and learning how to make those circumstances your truth.While there are many facets to a successful acting career, it all starts with the pure artistry of acting. So your first year at NYCDA is dedicated to developing your acting instrument. It’s an exciting year where you’ll find yourself as an actor and grow, building essential skills and techniques to craft authentic, believable performances. Our program is grounded in the Meisner technique, pioneered by American master Sanford Meisner. You will also study the Stanislavski System of acting, from which all modern acting techniques derive. Of course, you will also receive extensive training in voice, movement, improvisation and more.As the year progresses you’ll really develop your craft, exploring each scene’s unique circumstances so the truths the writer has given you fuel every movement, every impulse, every expression and inflection. At the end of this year comes the fork in the road where you declare whether you’ll be continuing in our Film and Television Performance Program or the Theater, Film and Television Performance Program with its added emphasis on theater. Advancement to the Film and Television Year or the Theater Year at NYCDA is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed by the Academic Leadership Team.... [-]