Acting and Media

PROFESSION: Bachelor of Arts in Acting and Media
WORKLOAD: 180 ECTSa, 3 years

Program Description

The undergraduate study program in Acting and Media lasts three years (six semesters), and comprises 180 ECTS. Subjects offered in the program – Acting, Voice, Actor and Choreography, Introduction to Media, Text in Various Media, Aesthetics, History of Music, Applied Music, History of Drama and Theatre, Introduction to Dramaturgy, Introduction to Film Language, Art and Morality, Actor as a Musician, Film Acting, Directing Laboratory, TV, Radio and Internet, and Characteristics of the Cultural System – correlate practical learning with theoretical disciplines.

Throughout the entire study, students can choose from a wide range of elective subjects, particularly evident in the final year. Alongside elective subjects offered within the program, students have the opportunity to attend courses from other faculties of the University of Rijeka, further personalizing their studies.

One of the distinctive features of the program is the use of the world-renowned “kinesensic” method developed by Arthur Lessac. With a specific approach to voice, speech and movement, this method enhances synesthesia, flexibility, and melodiousness of the voice. Some of the greatest actors in the world apply this method in their daily work. The Voice courses are conducted in both Croatian and English.

Upon completion of the study, students earn the title Bachelor of Acting and Media.

Students gain a comprehensive understanding of performances in historical and contemporary contexts. They learn about key performance methods, integrating physical, vocal, and musical skills. Furthermore, they acquire practical knowledge in the field of dramaturgy, develop the ability to independently interpret contemporary productions, and learn  basic concepts, historical development, and dynamics of media and artistic activities. Finally, they learn to recognize and foresee developmental trends.

Learning Outcomes

  • Active participation in existing forms of artistic and media activities.
  • Awareness of contemporary trends in media, culture, and art.
  • Description, observation, and analysis of phenomena within this specific field.
  • Development and definition of projects.
  • Creation of new models of artistic collaboration.
  • Independent and responsible artistic practice.
  • Conducting research in the field of art and media.
  • Recognition of changes and trends in the development of art and media.
  • Analysis and understanding of the historical context of performing arts.
  • Understanding of key performance methods.
  • Integration of physical, vocal, and musical skills.
  • Practical knowledge in the field of dramaturgy.
  • Independent interpretation of contemporary productions.
  • Differentiation, comparison, and analysis of various approaches in research, teaching, and performance.
  • Interpretation and analysis of works of performing arts through practical-theoretical analysis and critical thinking.
  • Critical examination of learned theories and their integration with practical experience.
  • Constructive and sensitive response to the work of others, as well as adaptability and flexibility during production.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams within the profession.

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