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3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague course

Program description

BA in Authorial Acting

Authorial Acting students are guided towards becoming creative personalities – capable of making and standing by their own authorial solo and group work based on their own personal themes. Students grow psychosomatically and gain experience in key areas of human expression: voice, speech, movement, acting, authorial reading, and Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner, but also in philosophy, psychology and theatre history. Studies take the form of weekly studio and lecture classes supplemented with intensive workshops with accomplished pedagogues, theoreticians, performers and authors.

The Authorial Acting Program focuses on practical and theoretical explorations of the following questions:

  • What are authorship and creativity and what does it mean to be an author, a creator?
  • How does one discover and cultivate personal themes?
  • How can I / we share these themes in a performance situation, with the self fully and authentically present?
  • What sort of psychosomatic fitness does that require – and how can I study and develop it?
  • What is the social, political, and pedagogical significance of our work?

Students pursue multidisciplinary studies, both practical and theoretical, rooted in a psychosomatic (psycho-physical) understanding of the individual (e.g., Stanislavski, M. Chekhov, Brook, Donnellan, Vyskočil, Zarrilli) and a philosophical foundation stemming from humanism, personalism, and the dialogical self (e.g., Buber, Frankl, Fromm, Herman's).

Admission requirements

We accept students from various fields and no previous experience in the theatrical or performative field is required. We cherish individuality and respect different needs and interests of our students. In other words, whether you are interested in theatre or want to improve your skills or awareness as a human being through self-exploration and through performative disciplines, this is the right place for you.

Because the goal of the Program is to cultivate a self-confident, creative personality, the graduates profiles and employment can be - and tend to be - very diverse. Most commonly, graduates apply their skills in so-called assisting and pedagogical professions of variegated fields, but also as authors of their own projects of a theatrical, visual, literary or other nature, or work in the media (moderators, script writers, TV/radio etc.).

Good physical and mental aptitudes, talent and personality capable of cultivation and further development. Need and ability to learn, to study and to participate in the curriculum and group/individual work. Active knowledge of English is required. The auditions consist particularly of assessing the aptitudes of personality and talent (discipline of movement, voice, speech, acting) and an interview (motivation, orientation in culture, art, philosophy, current affairs and basic knowledge about our department). As part of the admission proces, the applicant sends his/her own authorial texts.

Audition Information

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT We have opened the application process for the academic year 2021/22! The auditions will have three rounds in 2021. The applicants only attend one audition but can choose between three possible dates. Auditions via Skype/Zoom are possible.

Application deadlines: 29th January + April (TBA) + June (TBA) 2021

Auditions: 5th February + April (TBA) + June (TBA) 2021

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Program content

  • Authorial Presentation (transforming personal themes into stage pictures)
  • Authorial Reading (students write and read their texts in front of an audience to get feedback)
  • Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner (pivotal discipline, originally from our Department)
  • Acting Propaedeutic Based on Dialogical Acting
  • Individual and group Voice Classes
  • Interpretation Seminar (analysis of dramatic texts from Shakespeare to modern drama)
  • Bachelor Project Preparatory Course
  • Highlights of Czech Theatre (introduction to history of Czech theatre and
  • contemporary trends, seminars and organized theatre events)
  • Classes of Movement Education (awareness in movement, foundational psychosomatics, movement theatre principles, contemporary techniques)
  • Speech Propaedeutic (speech as active communication)
  • Singing (interpretation of songs)
  • Classes are supplemented by workshops with guest pedagogues and theatre makers
  • Introduction to Authorial Acting (key principles and approaches)
  • Introduction to Psychology and Philosophy (as they relate to authorial creation, individuality and the concept of play)

Scholarships & funding

At the moment we are not able to provide scholarship to students.

Tuition fees

Full tuition fee for EU students and Non-EU students is 8500/year

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The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague

Studies at the Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy are focused on psychosomatically oriented approach to dramatic culture and creation, to authorship and concept of play. The key disciplines are Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner, Authorial Reading and Authorial...

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M Hannon
I studied in DAMU Prague, Authorial acting, masters programme for three years. It was the most fulfilled artistic period of my life so far. I learnt how to 'not act', be genuine and truthful on the stage, and be unfazed by anything that might happen. All was in service of the reality of the moment. It was wonderful!

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The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague

Theatre Faculty, Department Of Authorial Creativity And Pedagogy
Karlova 26
116 65 Prague
Czech Republic

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