The aim of this training programme is not to cover all the possible theories and areas of the performing arts, but to provide students with a method of working and research tools to acquire new knowledge and critical concepts, especially in the field of theatre, in a personal way and in the light of their previous experience (students, arts professionals, psychotherapists, teachers, etc.). The theatre is considered from a multidisciplinary perspective, through dramatic art, sociology, history of the theatre, aesthetics, scenography, law, management, history of production, reviews of shows etc. Students are required to undertake research and personal work, pass on new knowledge to others and share their results.
The scope of this programme is essentially theoretical since it promotes dialogue with theatre practice, allowing students to gain practice in writing drama, production and stage management.
Contact with and immersion in theatrical life takes place throughout the course, through work placements in theatrical institutions, as assistants in production, on reading panels, in translating or adapting pieces for the theatre, in management, in technical management or in managing actors and so on. Not only does this provide students with hands-on experience but is also a way of entering the profession.
A cultural programme of different shows and events to see throughout the year as well as monthly meetings (opportunities for group discussion and debate), enable students to make links between the theory they have learnt, the practical experience they have gained and what they have felt as spectators ; in this way, they can hone their critical faculties.