Completed 70 credits in theatre - and/or drama studies.
After completing the course, the student will:
have a high level of physical awareness, and presence on stage
have knowledge about different directions and traditions in physical improvisation and physical theatre forms
be skilled in physical articulation (flexibility, balance, stamina, presence)
be able to collaborate in ensemble-based physical theatre work
be able to apply physical theatre-technique and training, in individual creative work
be able to generate and develop ideas
develop an awareness of the body in time and space
be able to communicate through the body
The main focus in the course is to further develop skills essential to acting within ensemble-based, visual and physical theatre forms. The classes will emphasize strength, flexibility, balance, stamina, presence, rigor, physical awareness, artistic courage and point of view, collaborative process, spontaneity and playfulness. Through seminars and individual study, the practical theatre-work will be placed in a historical context, and the student will be trained in placing their own work in relation to contemporary theatre artists.
Teaching methods and workload
The fundamental training will run consecutively through the course as group lessons and student-led work. The classes will focus on the practical aspects of the work, and consist of training, lectures, seminars, workshops, explorations and individual study. Approved attendance minimum: 80% of mandatory classes. Classes will be thought in English if necessary. Expected scope of work for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Obligatory work requirements are presented at the beginning of the semester.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assignment will be a collaborative project. The work process is scheduled to last five days, and is completed with a viewing of the finished product followed by a reflective conversation. Individual graded assessment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.