Theater / Acting


Career Objectives

Creation and dissemination of culture through theatrical art in order to seek the transformation of society


Professional Profile

A professional who recreates a surrounding reality through performing arts; He addresses various disciplines of theatrical expression, from the artistic, aesthetic, analytical and reflective point of view.

An expert in expressive methods and skills; with an extensive cultural and theatrical background and ability to deal with the different disciplines such as lighting, scenography, costumes, directing, sound and acting, which converge in the stage of a play.

Specialty: Dramaturgy

A professional of the literary scene that uses the acquired knowledge and his imaginative ability to create original texts and make new versions and adaptations of *dramatic works.

The playwright represents an episode or human conflict by means of action and as a dialogue of characters in a given space and time, to be represented or performed by actors in front of an audience.

All staging starts from a dramatic literature text that serves as motivation so the work contains the gestures and attitudes that express the conflict in addition to the stage directions that determine the stage clothes, set design, lighting, music, effects, etc.

Dramaturgy covers all the theatrical demonstrations, both what is written for theater and everything possible to be represented on stage before an audience.

Theater Directing

A professional oriented to the artistic creation of the theatrical show, which is part of the set of visual-space arts.

His role is to stage dramatic texts, considering and analyzing all the factors that must be taken into account for the staging of a play, such as: texts, actors, lighting, scenography, costumes, etc; with all the knowledge and production methodologies of Performing Arts and Shows.

He is aware of the different schools and stage management techniques with a broad interdisciplinary vision that allows him to lead artistic research of excellence.

Scenography

The scenography professional creates and designs the set for a staging, studying which is the most appropriate stage environment for each theatrical performance.

For that, he pays special attention to the different elements that intervene in the arrangement of the stage: lighting, sound, costumes, *props, combination of colors, etc, considering the applicable materials and the old and modern techniques such as cinema, video or computer-aided design.

He has knowledge of the set design representation of the different drama genres and the different trends and scenography schools.

Acting

Acting professional that represents stories in front of an audience making use of speeches, gestures, scenography, music, sound and entertainment, so that the observer is stimulated and manages to receive the message he wants to deliver as a whole.

For his performance, he carries out a research process of the character to be represented, interiorizing himself in order to discover it and get to grasp it from his own point of view, in order to incorporate it to the theater scene in the most reliable way. Besides, he handles and uses different performing techniques for the creation of said characters.

He relies on concentration, memorizing and *sensory abilities, improvisation and *diction.

Specialty Emergent

Therapeutic Dimension of Theater Pedagogy

Under de concept of “drama therapy”, a proposal of theoretical-practical activity is initiated with the purpose of developing the creative potential of people, community and social growth and also *sociotherapeutic interventions.

Aimed at professionals linked to the management and leadership of people, groups and human resources, giving the aesthetic dimension to the development processes and human changes and understand health as a harmonious whole.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He creates and participates in theater plays, film or television projects in which he performs different roles depending on his specialty: such as: producer, actor, director, adaptation, playwright or as stage designer.

In Dramaturgy:

He elaborates and/or adapts dramatic or literary texts, *scripts and plots. In the performance of his job, he uses writing techniques, research and analysis of documentary and literary material, to make and adapt scripts and plots for different media.

In Acting:

He performs a character in film, television, theater or radio. To do this, he must introduce himself in the subject, study the character he is going to represent, put himself in his place, both in his way of thinking and acting.

He also performs as a voice actor, providing his voice to any audiovisual support such as: videogames, attractions, radio series, TV series, movies, cartoons, TV and radio spots. As well as the function of a dubbing actor, replacing the original dialogues of an audiovisual production by others made later in a recording studio, such as in the case of the dubbing of a TV or film product to change the language, or the dubbing of a movie or series whose recording of its soundtrack is defective. In these cases, he must adapt his interpretation to the original work.

In Stage Management:

He creates and develops the show with staging methodologies and techniques.

Theater and film reviews

Radio and TV programs design

Literary Consultancy

Cultural Dissemination

Recreation

Theater Research

In Education:

He gives Spanish lessons, Theater Workshops, Literature, Writing and theatrical activities in general


Occupational Field

Theater Companies

Free or cable television channels as a present or host

Live shows as a presenter or host

Film

Advertising

In companies, doing training on topics such as body language and development of personality

In educational and cultural institutions of the country, giving acting classes, dissemination of culture

Creating his own company


Estimated time of College years

4 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

Professional Area

Acting (3 semesters)

*Body Language (2 semesters)

Dancing

Voicing and Singing (4 semesters)

*Theory and Dramatic Techniques (4 semesters)

*Comedy

Acting Workshop (3 semesters)

Contemporary Theater (2 semesters)

Stage (2 semesters)

Fundamentals of Art and Culture

Theater and Society

Psychology (Characters and Behaviors)

History of Theater (4 semesters)

World Literature (4 semesters)

*Characterization, Theater Costumes (1 year)

History of Art (2 semesters)

Specialties’ Courses:

Stage Manager:

*Stage Management

*Dramaturgy

*Theory and Practice of Performance

*Dramatic Literature

*History of Performing Arts

*Aesthetics

*Stage Management and Acting Practices

*Stage Space

Dramaturgy

*Stage Management

*Dramaturgy

*Theory and Practice of Performance

*Dramatic Literature

*History of Performing Arts

*Aesthetics

*Dramatic Writing

Text Analysis

Acting

*Performance

*Movement

*Voice

*Music

*Theater Theory

*Theory and History of Art

*Objects in Performance

*Performing Theory

*Mime

*Pantomime

*Acrobatics

*Singing

*Performance in a musical

Dancing


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Interests

Strong interest in interacting with the audience, for wanting to delight, communicate, excite, make it aware of the things he considers important, etc

Being closer to emotions, the spirit and its expression through the body

Interest in analyzing and performing the reality of people and society

Interest in culture and being aware of the present

Motivation for performing arts and cinema

Taste for dancing and music

Fondness of reading

Taste for literature

Keeping ludic curiosity, such as the enthusiasm such as when a child wants to play and dress up and recreate fantastic stories


Skills

Expression and performing skills

Creativity and aesthetic sensitivity

Able to express his ideas clearly and in an orderly way

Reading comprehension and good reading skills

Good memory

Good health


Vocation

Delivering service to the community, wanting to delight, communicate, excite and make them aware of thing he considers important.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate’s Personality

Ease to integrate and work in a team

Put up with long work routines

Disciplined

Depending on his specialty it is also ideal to have the following characteristics:

Performance/Acting

Good pronunciation, motor coordination and hearing ability

Ability to analyze personalities and/or characters psychologically

Creativity and imagination to perform and represent human characteristics

Ability to perform before the audience

Ease for body and facial expression

Stage Directing

Broad culture

Ability to imagine situations

Good interpersonal relationships and leadership

Sense of organization and order

Dramaturgy

Ease to express through writing

Creativity and development of imagination

Social and human sensitivity

Special fondness of reading

Analysis and Synthesis capacity


Work Scope

Both in theatrical or show stages and in the field when participating in Film or being part of audiovisual recordings.


Related Careers

Communication and Performing Arts, Audiovisual Communication, specialty Directing

Glossary of Terms

*Acrobatics: Development of physical qualities of the actor and his general physical-psychic conditioning. -Acquisition of technical ways. –Learning and mastery of basic acrobatics applied to the theatrical event.

*Singing: Singing technique developing all the elements that intervene: body posture, breathing, resonance, phonation, articulation, projection, tuning and musical performance. –Repertoire of the musical theater.

*Characterization: Process by which the performer adapts his appearance to the characteristics of the character he performs, through the application of hairdressing, implants and make-up.

*Comedy: Dramatic genre that is characterized because its main characters are faced with the difficulties of everyday life, moved by their own shortcomings towards happy endings where human weakness is ridiculed.

*Diction: Way of speaking; pronunciation.

*Stage Management: Study of the creation and evolution of the show, as well as the different methodologies and techniques of the staging.

*Drama Therapy: It is the use of creative dramatic art to achieve therapeutic objectives such as the development of personality, physical and emotional integration.

*Dramaturgy: It studies the methodologies and techniques of staging; and how to create and develop the show.

*Dramatic Writing: Creation of dramatic writing. –Dramatization of non-theatrical texts. –Adaptation of the dramatic text to theatrical works.

*Stage Space: Study of the space for a certain theatrical performance, its organization and use.

*Aesthetics: Study of the history of aesthetic thinking and aesthetic ideas.

*Body Language: Language of the body for human communication.

*Script: The text that describes what will be shown and heard in the play or audiovisual piece with the necessary detail for its realization.

*History of Performing Arts: Study of the different ways of performance/show through history, such as theater, opera, zarzuela, circus.

*History of Musical Theater: Historical evolution of different genres such as opera, zarzuela, German cabaret, American musical, etc.

*Performance: Learning of the acting mechanisms and the process of creation of the character.

*Objects in Performance: Training of the student for the correct handling of the object as an expressive element.

*Performance in a Musical: Study and practice of the use of music in a dramatic context and its own expression techniques. –Development of creativity from the musical perspective.

*Dramatic Literature: Study of the main theatrical texts from the literary point of view.

*Mime: Study and knowledge of the body and different movements. Different types of masks and their appropriate use on stage. –Moods, emotions and feelings. –Study of Commedia dell'arte (Comedy of the profession).

*Movement: Basic training of the body as an acting instrument. –Development of creative and expressive possibilities. –Study of techniques such as fencing, dancing, acrobatics, etc. –Encoded body language such as mime, pantomime, etc.

*Music: Musical language such as rhythm, melody and harmony. –Understanding of music, basic ways of performing, creation and practice to play instruments.

*Dramatic Works (plays): Literary genre which represents an episode or conflict in the lives of human beings through the dialogue of the characters. -

The mood of the dramatic work can be both tragic and comic.

*Pantomime: Training of the actor’s general plastic and cultural skill. –The fragmented and coordinated movement of the body. –Bases of illusory pantomime. –Performing techniques in pantomime. –History of pantomime from the Greeks to modern times. -Styles

* Stage Management and Acting Practices: Staging of a show, from its conception to planning, production, rehearsal and staging, besides the resolution of the dramatic units with characters and the management of the actors’ performing.

*Sensory: Related to senses.

*Sociotherapeutic: Treatment that tends to facilitate the social reintegration of the patient.

*Theory and History of Art: Analysis of artistic forms such as rhythm, shape, proportion, composition, balance, movements, light, color, etc. to achieve the mastery of expressive elements and meaning of the work. –Study of works, authors and styles.

*Performing Theory: Study of the different expression systems that make up the theatrical language, as well as the rules that allow it to be transmitted.

*Theory and Practice of Performance: Study of the acting technique and the different methods to create and build the character. –Analysis of scenes to anticipate performance problems that may be presented.

*Theory and Dramatic Techniques: Elements that make up drama: space, time, situation, characters and conflict. –Works/Plays corresponding to different historical periods. –Historical development of the dramatic form. –Exercises for creative writing.

*Theater Theory: Study of the different theoretical works that have marked the evolution of the theater, since Aristotle. –Movements and key artistic, cultural and social trends in the history of theater.

*Props: They are physical elements that represent real life objects used by the characters to interact during an artistic performance.

*Voice: Theory and practice of voice training techniques. -Articulation techniques. –Phonetics. –Theory and practice of the correct pronunciation of the language. –Diction and oral expression. –Verse.

-The voice as a creative instrument applied to performance.

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