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Theatre studies

A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials.

Theatre programs will teach you important theatrical skills such as acting, dancing, and singing but also lighting and sound technology. A master’s in theatre will teach you the essential skills to work on, or behind the scenes, in theatres across the world.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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Immersion in Theatre

Uversity
Campus Full time 2 - 5 days February 2017 Ireland Dublin

Uversity is a pioneer in arts education creating programmes for individuals to explore their potential through academic engagement and creative practice. [+]

Course Studies in Theatre studies in Europe 2017. Immersion in Theatre In association with Fishamble: The New Play Company Uversity is a pioneer in arts education creating programmes for individuals to explore their potential through academic engagement and creative practice. Our unique collaborative community of practising artists and academic institutions stimulates the mind and develops practical skills. This immersive theatre programme in partnership with Fishamble: The New Play Company is a first for Ireland. Through readings, workshops, lectures, master-classes and performances with leading theatre practitioners and academics, participants will gain in-depth insights into the inspirations and operations of this Olivier Award winning theatre company. At the end of the programme, participants can write and stage their own dramatic work which will be recorded. Our Partner: Fishamble: The New Play Company Fishamble: The New Play Company is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work. Fishamble is committed to touring throughout Ireland and internationally, and typically presents over 200 performances of its plays in approximately 60 venues per year. Fishamble is at the heart of new writing for theatre in Ireland, not just through its productions, but through its extensive programme of Training, Development and Mentoring schemes for the public, theatre artists, and students. Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble is Uversity’s creative mentor for theatre and will lead the programme delivery. Who is this Programme for? We welcome participants of all ages and backgrounds. All we require is that you have an enthusiastic understanding of theatre, an openness to new experiences and a good command of written and spoken English for the playwriting component of the programme. How is the programme delivered? The full programme takes place over 5 days and includes: 3 days exploring and analysing Fishamble’s work, with master classes, focussed readings and discussions with leading theatre professionals and academics. 2 days in a structured playwriting workshop where you will create and perform your own ‘tiny play.’ Each participant will receive an individual recording of their production. Each programme will include attendance at a major theatre production in Dublin including a command performance by Pat Kinevane of one of Fishamble’s works Participants have the option to enroll for the full 5 days, for 3 days, or for 2 days. However, spaces are limited and priority will be given to those who choose the full 5 days. When Will It Take Place? This programme will run three times in 2017 in February (5 Days: 15-19 Feb; 3 Days: 15-17 Feb; 2 Days: 18-19 Feb) March (5 Days: 14-18 Mar; 3 Days: 14-16 Mar; 2 Days: 17-18 Mar) October (5 Days: 13-17 Oct; 3 Days: 13-15 Oct; 2 Days: 16-17 Oct) How Much Will It Cost? 5 Day programme: €1,300 3 Day programme: €700 2 Day programme: €700 Fee includes tuition, lunch, documentation and performance tickets but excludes travel, accommodation and other meals. How do I Apply? Applicants will be asked to complete an online application form and submit a maximum of 300 words describing a recent experience of theatre they admire and why. [-]

ACTING AND IRISH THEATER

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre. [+]

Overview Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre This course is aimed at theatre and acting students around the world who wish to explore and experience Irish Theatre while immersed in its native context. This course is worth 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits towards any third level drama qualification. Participants on the course will engage with some of Ireland’s greatest writers, both classic and contemporary, including Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson and Marina Carr; studying the literary and performance context of each play. Acting, Voice and Movement classes are taught by leading Irish directors and dramaturgues and will focus on the unique demands of performing Irish plays. Voice classes will focus on the particular requirements of Irish texts including a wide range of Irish contemporary and historic dialects. The actor will explore how movement in different Irish plays changes relative to culture, dress, dance, beliefs and environment. Students will engage with the physical embodiment of work as well as concepts of past-time and the muscularity of text. Please Note: older applicants are advised that the course is physically demanding. ACCOMMODATION AT GOLDSMITH HALL, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN. THE PRICE GIVEN IS FOR 27 NIGHTS, ALTHOUGH THIS CAN BE ALTERED TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. THE PRICE QUOTED DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST Bursaries are available for this course. They are means tested and can only be applied for once a place has been offered. Course Content Please see below the contents for the 2016 course. It is recommended that the plays are read in advance Week one: The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh The Weir by Conor McPherson Whistle In The Dark by Tom Murphy Conversations On A Homecoming by Tom Murphy The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh Week two: Howie the Rookie by Mark O’Rowe Our Few and Evil Days by Mark O’Rowe The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh I Heart Alice Heart I by Amy Conroy Translations by Brian Friel Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel Week three: The Shadow of a Gunman by Seán O’Casey The Plough & The Stars by Seán O’Casey All That Fall, Waiting for Godot, Not I, Eh Joe, Happy Days and Endgame by Samuel Beckett The Cat and The Moon by W.B. Yeats Purgatory by W.B. Yeats Week four: By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr The Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge Included in the course are visits to various theatres in Dublin, tickets to shows that are running at that time and where possible, discussions with directors who are working in the city at this time. Application Details Once you have completed the online application, you will receive notification within two weeks. If a place has been allocated then you are required to continue the application process online and will be forwarded a link to do this. Please do not send money for this course at this stage. Payment will be required only when a place has been allocated. Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt. If an application is received after the course is full, the applicant will be put on a waiting list. Applicants will be informed by email whether or not they have been accepted. Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that they are not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Due to the high demand for Lir courses applicants may be held on a waiting list. Please note: A minimum number of participants are required for all workshops to proceed. Insurance It is strongly recommended that all participants insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which The Lir cannot accept any liability. Cancellation Policy The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. In the event of cancellation more than two months prior to the course start date, a sum of €100 will be retained to cover administration costs. In the event of a cancellation less than two months prior to the course start date, the sum of €250 will be retained. A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee. [-]

INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 5 days April 2017 Ireland Dublin

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 [+]

Course Studies in Theatre studies in Europe 2017. Overview 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 Managing the Stage This one day workshop will introduce participants to the roles of the Stage & Production Manager and will identify how the team of CSM, DSM and ASM are divided into roles and responsibilities. It will detail the basics of running a rehearsal room, of blocking, prompting and reporting and participants will also create a prompt copy. Technology and the Stage Exploring stage technologies, lighting and sound. A one day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns and programming the operating desk. The course will include practical sessions as well as presentations from the tutor. There will also be a focus on sound design covering what sound is and how it can be managed, systems and equipment and how to use them and the basics involved in setting up the sound for a theatre production. Making the Stage This two day workshop is broken down into Designing the Stage and Constructing the Stage. Designing the stage looks at the considerations to be taken into account when starting out the design process including access, resources, size of the space etc., creating design concepts and the importance of model boxes that easily communicate the large scale stage design and preparing suitably detailed plans for construction, props, costume and scenic departments. Constructing the stage will include an introduction to modern stagecraft and construction as well as practical sessions on stage and set work. Dressing the Stage Participants will be given a brief history on costume and costume design for theatre throughout the years and will learn about planning, designing, creating and finding clothing including period costumes, footwear, jewellery, wigs etc for the actors. Application Requirements Fluency in the English language is essential. A commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every participant. Information on what to wear etc. will be sent to successful applicants once they have been accepted onto the course. Cancellation Policy The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. In the event of cancellation more than two months prior to the course start date, a sum of €100 will be retained to cover administration costs. In the event of a cancellation less than two months prior to the course start date, the sum of €250 will be retained. A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee. [-]

TECHNOLOGY AND THE STAGE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 2 days February 2017 Ireland Dublin

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. [+]

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. The course will include practical sessions as well as presentations from the tutor. Day two will focus on sound design covering what sound is and how it can be managed, systems and equipment and how to use them, troubleshooting and the basics involved in setting up the sound for a small theatre production. Cancellation Policy The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. In the event of cancellation more than two months prior to the course start date, a sum of €100 will be retained to cover administration costs. In the event of a cancellation less than two months prior to the course start date, the sum of €250 will be retained. A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee. Application Requirements Fluency in the English language is essential. A commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every participant. Information on what to wear etc. will be sent to successful applicants once they have been accepted onto the course. [-]

Acting and Film Directing Course

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Florence + 1 more

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. [+]

Course Studies in Theatre studies in Europe 2017. Acting Course Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Acting course features: Programme: Acting for films, audition techniques, film craft, voice and movement, study of scenes, monologues, meisner method. At the end of the workshop, each student receives a cd-rom containing the works done, a participation certificate, and the opportunity of taking an audition in the famous agency "La Bottega degli attori" in Rome. English available 1 lesson = 50 minutes Course prices and duration: 2 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week , 150 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 180 € 4 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 100 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 180 € 6 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week 100 € 4 lessons, 2 days a week 120 € (private) Film Directing Course Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons. Film-directing course features : Programme: Film directing basic rules, direction of the actors and organization of a set set (how to interact with members of the crew, learning to coordinate them). Simulations of a set with the actors of the school. Film directing tips for every different cinema category ( advertising spots, commercials or music video, live shooting...). Film discussion. Course prices and duration: 2 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week,180 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 200 € 4 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 130 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 160 € 6 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 120 € Course fee includes: Lessons of Italian Course material (book, Eurocentres writing pad and pen) Assessment of your language level on entry (written and oral test, including a personal interview) Personal feedback on your entry assessment test Clear learning goals, discussed with you each week Continuous monitoring of learning progress and diagnostic feedback. Weekly testes and revision lessons Two lessons a week spent in the Study Club, with the assistance of a teacher Final certificate, stating the precise level for your language skills Free access to the Internet (WiFi connection) Free use of Learning Centre and library Eurocentres writing pad and pen Help-desk /staffed school reception 24-hour emergency number Course fee does not include: Travel costs Enrolment fees Examination fees Participation in voluntary leisure activities and excursions (if not otherwise indicated) Pocket money Personal insurance coverage for illness, accident, theft. [-]

Diploma In Classical Acting

EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema
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 [-]