Second Phase, Specialisation : Year 3

Entering the second phase in the year 3, students should be ready for an experience that reflects more closely what they will encounter in the work-field. They are invited to make more personal choices for their training programme. They commit to a more focused range of daily technique classes relevant to their artistic goals, while they still take part in collective creation projects. They are invited to definine their personal vision for their internship year and prepare for auditions, workshops, interviews etc. Accordingly. They are also guided in developing their personal physical practice and/or artistic research. 

They participate in three creation processes which further expands their creative and stage experience: – self-created duets connecting dance and text, one interdisciplinary creation with guest artists in collaboration with WHY NOT festival, and one creation of new work by a guest choreographer.  

Third year projects, accompanied by theoretical modules also orient students in regards to the extended context of their future profession, providing theatre technique base course, coaching through the production process, introduction to Fair Practice code and topical lectures by producers, administrators and members of funding bodies. 

The third year is thus focused on a student’s personal orientation towards professional practice and their own individual artistic development through increased independence and self-responsibility.