Msc.Authorial Acting

The study of acting not in the sense of interpreting an assigned role, but in the authorial sense, i.e. students' education towards a creative personality capable of standing behind their authorial works, to personally present and develop them in a dialogue with the environment into which they enter. Authorship here is thus not understood only as the production of artefacts, but as every original creative activity which occurs in the social space and which in consequence - intentionally or otherwise - transforms this space; it should thus personally warrant for its actions, bear the responsibility. And it should also be in sufficiently good condition for them, because existing in a common space places significant psychosomatic demands on every person. For this reason, the study of acting with a focus on authorial creation and pedagogy is based on acquiring experience in the main dimensions of human expression: education in voice, speech, movement and dialogic conduct. The theoretical subjects are selected so as to provide reflection and a broader horizon to these skills, or rather abilities. The Master's level deepens the skills and knowledge acquired at the Bachelor's level, leads to greater independence on the part of the graduate, to larger personal authorial projects, to the interconnection of the skills and experience acquired from previous studies, and enhances the programme in particular with pedagogy in the field.

Graduate profile

Because the goal of the programme 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 specialisations, from crhes to universities, often as lecturers in psychosomatic disciplines. They also apply their skills as authors of their own projects of a theatrical, visual, literary or other nature, or work in the media sphere (moderators, script writers, etc.).


Applications start 18th January 2018
Applications end 13th June 2018
Start of study: 1st October 2018
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Admission requirements

The continuing Masters programme is intended for graduates of Bachelors or Master`s programmes at schools which assume public performance as an integral component of the profession. This includes, for example, graduates in the following fields: theatrical fields (acting, directing, dramaturgy, theatre studies), pedagogy, psychology, law, theology, journalism, etc. The admission criteria are creative aptitude in the area of authorial acting, submission of authorial texts, command of a short prosaic text from memory with which it is possible to work in the examination, at least one folk song to assess voice aptitude, an application letter and a demonstrated track record of academic focus. The entrance examination consists particularly in assessing the aptitudes of personality and talent (discipline of movement, voice, delivery, acting propaedeutics) and an interview (motivation, orientation in culture, art, philosophy, current affairs).


Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 8500 per year
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