Performing Arts

Acting BA
 

1. yr Fall 
Preparation for performing arts
ADRA002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Analysis of a Play I
LGO002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Performance I
LTÚ10010 / 10 ECTS
MC
Theatre History I
SRR0107S / 7 ECTS
MC
Performances Analysis
SYNGR002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Actors Technique I
TÆK01006S / 6 ECTS
MC
1. yr Spring
Icelandic Theatre History
ISL0004S / 4 ECTS
MC
Performance II
LTÚ02012S / 12 ECTS
MC
Theatre History II
From Modernism
to Postmodernism

SMP02007S / 7 ECTS
MC
Technique for Actors II
TÆKL0206S / 7 ECTS
MC
Electives
2 ECTS
E
2. yr Spring
Fagumhverfi
FAGS001S / 1 ECTS
MC
Grísku harmleikirnir
GHS0002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Leiktúlkun III
LKT10316S / 16 ECTS
MC
Tækni III
TÆK0307S / 7 ECTS
MC
Trúðurinn
THHG002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Valgrein
2 ECTS
E
2. yr Spring
Leiktúlkun IV
LKT0417S / 17 ECTS
MC
Shakespeare
SÍS0002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Sviðslistin og fræðin
2 ECTS
MC
Tækni IV
TÆKL0407S / 7 ECTS
MC
Valgrein
2 ECTS
E
3. yr Fall
Complete Vocal tækni
2 ECTS
MC
Grísku harmleikirnir
GHS0002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Leikritalestur
LELE002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Leiktúlkun V
LKT0417S/ 16 ECTS
MC
Samtímaleiklist
2 ECTS
MC
Saga samsköpunar
SSÖ002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Tækni
TÆK0508S / 8 ECTS
MC
Valgrein
2 ECTS
E
3. yr Spring
Leikarinn sem höfundur
LSH0008S / 8 ECTS
MC
Shakespear
SÍS0002S / 2 ECTS
MC
Lokaverkefni leikara
LOKL018S / 18 ECTS
MC
Starfsumhverfi sviðslista
SUS0002L / 2 ECTS
MC
Valgrein
2 ECTS
E

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

Learning outcomes

The aim of the Programme in Acting is to graduate open-minded and creative artists who possess the technical skill and knowledge the contemporary performing arts environment calls for. There is an emphasis on sparking interest and courage in students to engage with the diverse subjects of the Programme. It is important that students become independent, self-disciplined and professional, that they can work alone as well as in a group, that they challenge themselves to think outside the established framework and that they have full command of the acting techniques on which the Programme is founded. 

In the first year of the Programme in Acting, students get a good foundation in the technical disciplines. They are taught voice projection, movement and dramatic interpretation, in addition to the history of theatre and singing based on the Complete Vocal Technique. The theories used in dramatic interpretation are mainly based on the methods of Konstantin Stanislavski and his heritage, although other approaches are also used. Communal courses for all programmes in the Department are an important part of the Programme during this period. Students also sing in a choir that is run at the Department.

In the second year, work continues on deepening students’ technical knowledge in all areas. Alongside classes in singing, choir, voice projection and movement, students receive teaching and training in performing the works of the ancient Greeks, Shakespeare and physical theatre. In the second year, students are also taught film acting and the working methods that medium calls for. 

The third year is dedicated to processing. The focus is on enhancing students’ understanding of the theatre‘s different methods. Students are still taught the technical disciplines, such as voice projection, movement and singing, but the encounter with the audience is now given more importance. Large courses, where students engage with plays from the 20th century, classic and devised methods, are completed with performances before an audience, under the auspices of the Student Theatre. The year ends with a formal graduation production. 

 

MC Mandatory Course
E Elective Course

Curriculum

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