The MA Acting is an intensive one-year, advanced level conservatoire acting course. In keeping with Central’s tradition of innovation in actor training, it offers two specialist strands taught over an extended 42 weeks, with up to 35 hours per week of classes, rehearsals, seminars and tutorials. Successful applicants will be offered a place on one of the two strands.
The Classical strand follows the development of the theatrical art from its earliest ritual roots to the birth of naturalism:
> Greek Tragedy, Chorus and the Neutral Mask
> Clowning and Commedia dell’arte
> Shakespeare and the English Renaissance
> Stanislavski, the Method and ‘Realist’ Theatre.
The Classical strand draws on the hugely influential theories and techniques of the great French acting teacher Michel Saint-Denis, training the expressive body, voice and imagination. Working with some of the greatest dramatic texts ever written, students are asked to consider what they mean now, and how their 21st century reinterpretation and re-imagining still holds a ‘mirror up to nature’. Students are encouraged to understand the demands of both art and craft, as participants in, and practitioners of, the western theatrical tradition, through a course structure that examines, in chronological order, four key periods of innovation and transition.
All staff are well connected to industry. In the past few years, students have participated in a research symposium and worked on the stage
of Shakespeare’s Globe, performed at the Brighton Festival, made a film with Sir Donald Sinden at the Garrick Club, taken part in workshops with Hannah Miller (Head of Casting, Royal Shakespeare Company) and attended public lectures by Judi Dench, Vanessa
Redgrave, Michael Boyd and Declan Donnellan. Students from Canada and the USA have participated in the Conference of Drama Schools
Showcase in New York and LA, and all students participate in Central’s MA Acting showcase.
Through a combination of practical and written assessments, including a Sustained Independent Project and research presentation.
The Planning Culture Specializing Master extends the experience of the Master Eventi D'Arte, an initiative of the Università Cattolica Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, under the aegis of its Alta Scuola in Media, Comunicazione e Spettacolo, organized jointly withPOLI.design, Politecnico di Milano.
One of the Specializing Master main goals is to teach how to plan and choreograph the moves needed to build a coordinated cultural event that can use today’s language to explain complex disciplines and values, reaching out to a broad audience. In order for that to occur, the project requires both a solid grounding in the humanities to frame it in its historical and conceptual itinerary, which is the province of the faculty from the Università Cattolica Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia (School of Literature and Philosophy), and the design input that gives sensory shape to the audience’s experience of the installation, which is brought by the faculty from the Politecnico di Milano Design School.
Training is based on continuous dialogue with industry professionals and on constant practice to transmit the skills needed to build a cultural project. During the Master methods and tools for the design and project management intertwine, to provide updated models of creation and management of cultural interventions.
For more informations, visit http://www.polidesign.net/en/planningculture
The global scenario of the art system includes today a growing number of physical and virtual venues representing a wide range of curatorial projects opportunities: museums, exhibition areas, public and private galleries, biennals, fairs, platforms, websites, etc.
The Master course in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED Venezia is a programme that deals with the exhibition design direction and management related to the art field and beyond, training professionals ready to enter with full rights the art industry. Strong point is the prestige and uniqueness of Venice, main player of the current debate on curatorial issues, generator of professional excellence.
The international faculty is coordinated by Jonathan Watkins and includes leading curators, scholars in the humanities, artists, and art professionals, coming from many prominent institutions such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondation Pinault, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Ruya Foundation, Beirut Art Center, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Career opportunities - At the end of the Master course, participants may pursue careers in museums and not-for-profit galleries as well as in commercial galleries, fairs, and auction houses. They also consider roles in emerging areas such as criticism, education, consultancy, and artist studio management.