EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema and the Academy of higher education in the art 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 the 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 guidance 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.
Programs taught in:
  • English

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EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema

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 ap ... [+]

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.... [-]

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EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema

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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.



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. ... [-]
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October 2019
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