EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema

Introduction

EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema and the Academy of higher education in the arts of Theatre of Cinema with headquarters in Rome. EUTHECA is a point of reference in Italy, for the training and preparation of actors wanting to embark on an international career thanks to a study programme which also foresees the teaching of recitation in English for the theatre, the Cinema and for the different trades which make up the world of entertainment. EUTHECA is also home to a resident theatre company and within the same organisation, has a Theatre where both national and international productions find their place.

EUTHECA selects students from around the world to take part in its acting training courses, thanks to a high level didactic programme, in keeping with the major European theatre and cinema schools.

The Eutheca Diploma is achieved at the end of a Three-year Drama course. Students who have completed the three-year programme profitably may also achieve the BA (Hons) in Acting, a British qualification which is equivalent to the three-year Italian degree. A fourth specialisation year will begin for academic year 2012-2013 within the Academy of Rome,which will allow actors to undertake specific training in subjects such as the Russian school, cinema and film direction.

THE THREE-YEAR DRAMA COURSE Formal drama training is not necessary for enrolment in the Three-year Drama course at the EUTHECA Academy, nor is it necessary to be engaged in a professional field. It is however necessary to pass an aptitude test for admission. In order to be admitted to the test, students wanting to take part in the school training courses for actors in Rome must apply to the submissions notices which are periodically published on this website. The academic year begins in October and finishes in the middle of July. The programme envisages obligatory attendance from Monday to Friday for an average of 6-8 hours a day. In exceptional cases, some courses may also take place on Saturdays and/or Sundays for a total of 800 hours A YEAR (the aim is for students to reach an artistic awareness and technical competence to be able to embark on a professional career in the world of Theatre or Cinema. The Academy's educational offer is based on the principal recital methods that have set 20th-century theatre apart from contemporary theatre. In the second and third year of the course, students will have the opportunity of undertaking numerous experiences on the stage and to come into direct contact with the great professional reality. Besides basic courses, students can take part in workshops and internships with important, internationally recognised Masters and, as of the second year will undergo a traineeship in productions alongside cinema and theatre professionals. At the end of the three-year course students:

  1. Will be able to put the various recitation techniques into practice, understanding the basic principals of improvisation and research. At the end of the third year, students will have acquired the necessary artistic awareness and competence to embark in a professional theatre acting career.
  2. They will be able to work on theatre production processes, analysing the different conception, trial and development phases.
  3. They will have acquired the ability to work in a group under the guide of a director and will have matured their awareness of the professional ethics and role of the actor both on and off stage.
  4. They will be able to work in international productions and contexts, thanks to their training in Italian and English and the educational offer directed to the international production market.
  5. They will also be prepared for the possibilities of conceiving autonomous theatre productions, managing the artistic and organisational aspects by themselves and offering valid support to the production itself.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Diploma In Classical Acting

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

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. [+]

DESCRIPTION of “COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE, ARTE DELLA COMMEDIA” Commedia dell’Arte means theatre and not only this, dramaturgy of social life, and Art means profession, actor discipline. It is a kind of living theatre which keeps evolving, acting in human field of its time. In the theatre the word is connected to the action and the actor is the one who acts. Nowadays, the Commedia dell’Arte keeps operating as an independent category but in particular it is essential in the education and comprehension of theatrical action in author’s text for those who care about theatre. Six months abroad at EUTHECA is for everyone who wants to deepen in theory and practice, the exploration of a close connection between Commedia dell’ Arte and European Dramaturgy. AIMS: 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. Acquire comic interpretations and the mask techniques with or without the mask (Pantalone, Capitano, Dottore, Zanni, Arlecchino, Pulcinella, Colombina ecc.) through a postural, gestural and advanced vocal training Acquire breathing techniques and vocal emission Acquire the rudiments of fencing and stage combat. Acquire tools and techniques to be used in the creation of a characterization. Understand the works of key playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Molière, Carlo Goldoni. Study and develop abilities connected with acting profession in particular referred Musical Theatre and to drama texts that are studied: acrobatics, juggling, fencing, singing and historical dance. RESULTS: Being aware of your own capacities of expression and interpretation through singing and dancing, development of communication capacities within the team work, singing skill and performing at the same time scenes and dance steps together. Being able to unify different disciplines (ex. Fencing, acrobatics) in order to create the character and showing the ability of applying these disciplines by interpreting the fight with bayonets, with weapons and duels. Being able to act with higher capacity of improvisation and to keep a comic style; Being aware of your own presence on stage and showing a ductility of expressivity by experimenting with physical interpretation and psycology of character; Knowing and applying rules in order to make things happen according to the text. Recognizing in the text those conditions which move the action on the scene, assume theme on yourself, and act on the scene by improvising at first hand with the aim of , paradoxally, improvising the author’s written text. After managed correctly the action impulses, and built the rich and complex parts for the role, the student is supposed to return and give the text in return as well as it was written by the author, paying attention even to the atmosphere, characterization, style of the selected play. Professional Preparation The six months course is preparatory. It is an authentic course which have his core of Commedia dell’Arte, theatrical genre developed in Italy, which allow the growness of the actor techniques knowledges. The course attendance gives the opportunity to have straight access to the three years academy course in acting without admission exam. QUALIFICATION RELEASED: Participation certificate of Eutheca: to completion of training courses, workshops or summer workshops participants will receive a certificate of attendance, useful for the acquisition of specific technical skills. ADMISSIONS The minimum entry age is 18. There is no upper age limit. There are no academic prerequisites for this course. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. APPLICATIONS Applications close on 31 January 2016 for spring semester and on 31 july 2016 for fall semester. We cannot accept any application submitted after this deadline. ONLINE APPLICATION Online application fee: €.100,00 by credit or debit card FEES FOR 2016/2017 For EU students: €.5.000,00 For Non-EU students: €.6.500,00 NOTE: Fees for each term must be paid in advance and no later than the date specified in the student’s offer letter. Any student who is in arrears with regard to his/her fees will not be able to progress with their training until all outstanding monies owed to EUTHECA are paid. Students who have not paid fees in full prior to completing their programme of study will have their degree withheld until such payments are made. Students, in exceptional circumstances, intending to leave EUTHECA must give at least one full term's notice in writing of such intention to the Academic Office. Students will be liable for fees throughout the notice period (es. if a student leaves halfway through the autumn term, they are liable for the remainder of the fees for that term and the full fees for the following spring term). In the unlikely event that EUTHECA is compelled to close due to a force majeure, no fees can be returned nor compensation made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry on its work as a result of circumstances beyond its control. TERM DATES FOR 2015/2016 Spring Term: 04 January to 25 March 2016 Summer Term: 04 April to 03 June 2016 Autumn Term: 05 September to 09 December 2016 [-]

One Year in Acting

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Rome

The educational program refers to the most important methods of the theater of the '900 and contemporary. [+]

PRESENTATION The educational program refers to the most important methods of the theater of the '900 and contemporary. In addition to the core subjects are planned: internships and extracurricular workshops with internationally renowned Masters. If you are applying for this course, you may also be interested in our Introduction to Drama School and Audition Technique short courses. 1st HALF YEAR AIMS: know the basic principles of the method of the Russian school and its methodological developments in Europe. learn the theater methodologies in order to be able to traslate the literary text into scenic text. learn the techniques of exploration and discover your own emotional and expressive theatrical potential in the action, particularly in non-verbal level. know the main figures of the Commedia dell'Arte. develop the narrative canvas by the technique of improvisation. learn the rudiments of historical fencing, of stage combat (with and without weapons) and in the service of the acrobatics of comic contrast. learn the basic principles of professional ethics of group and individual. learn the basics of vocal and articulatory. develop intonation, rhythmic sense and listening. RESULTS: know and apply the basic principles of acting, or the basic principles of creating scenic text from literary texts and also use their voice and body techniques in an appropriate manner; have personal and creative autonomy ; develop listening skills, observation, and respect for the works of their collegues, in the unique project of work indicated by the teacher; to acquire, with the willingness to understand and contribute to the project by the group's global work ensemble, a solid discipline stage. 2nd HALF YEAR AIMS: express their own scenic individuality and to have their own autonomy and personal creativity within the given, scenic project in line with the study realized in ensamble and indicated by the director. apply the acting tecniques learned, in order to realize the artistic project given. know and organise the relationship with the director and all the other actors , as well as being able to relate professionally with all the profession who work to realise the performance. sign language of character masked and his voice characterization: the neutral mask the half-mask expression, exercises of acquisition, use and extension of the scenic significance. analyze the importance of time in the comedy. know how varied the pace and expression by working in groups and alone. prepare an audition for a role; work on the basics of dancing and singing with choreographed movements of ensemble in a show and only in that group; demonstrate a thorough understanding of the application of different methodologies, tools and techniques in preparing a role in Musical Theatre. RESULTS: use satisfactorily skills and technical knowledge, practical, theoretical and behavioral relating to the role of the actor of dramatic theater at the service of a personal artistic creative contribution to the construction of the performing arts. manage their workload while respecting the deadlines for examination and performance. managing with professionalism and in firsthand the working relationships with fellow actors, with the director and all the workers who work in the theater (technicians, set designers, costume designers, etc.), with use of appropriate languages, large and professional. Professional Preparation At the end of the course, students will get a basic preparation for a career as an actor in the dramatic theater and in film, in dubbing, and in different areas of entertainment: television, radio, on both the domestic market and abroad. QUALIFICATION RELEASED: attendance CERTIFICATE of Eutheca Professional Courses: to complete the program for annual courses of specialization, participants will receive a certificate of specialization, useful for the acquisition of specific technical skills, to be joint to theirs art curriculum. ADMISSIONS The minimum entry age is 18. There is no upper age limit. There are no academic prerequisites for this course. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. Admission is by exam. APPLICATIONS Applications close on 31 May 2016. We cannot accept any application submitted after this deadline. ONLINE APPLICATION Online application fee: €.100,00 FEES AND DATES FEES FOR 2016/2017 For UK / EU students: €.16.000,00 For Non-EU students: €.25.000,00 NOTE: Fees for each term must be paid in advance and no later than the date specified in the student’s offer letter. Any student who is in arrears with regard to his/her fees will not be able to progress with their training until all outstanding monies owed to EUTHECA are paid. Students who have not paid fees in full prior to completing their programme of study will have their degree withheld until such payments are made. Students, in exceptional circumstances, intending to leave EUTHECA must give at least one full term's notice in writing of such intention to the Academic Office. Students will be liable for fees throughout the notice period (es. if a student leaves halfway through the autumn term, they are liable for the remainder of the fees for that term and the full fees for the following spring term). In the unlikely event that EUTHECA is compelled to close due to a force majeure, no fees can be returned nor compensation made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry on its work as a result of circumstances beyond its control. TERM DATES FOR 2016/2017 Autumn Term: 05 September to 09 December 2016 Spring Term: 09 January to 24 March 2017 Summer Term: 17 April to 30 June 2017 [-]