Candidates are expected to prepare in advance, of their own choosing, a repertoire consisting of: 2 fables, 2 poems (one for children), 1 prose excerpt, 2 monologues (comical and dramatic), 2 songs (one of which has to be a Bulgarian folk song), folk and modern dance.
Performance of audition materials (candidates may choose what to begin with). Puppetry tasks based on the on the audition materials.
Performance of audition materials. The candidates perform the songs they’ve prepared. Candidates who play a musical instrument may demonstrate their skills in front of the evaluation panel.
Part 2: Puppetry tasks – individual and group. A conversation with the candidates with the aim to test their general knowledge and theatre culture.
Students gain practical experience in performances at the Puppet Theatre NATFA, in guest- performances and at festivals.
Graduation Project: Creating characters in puppet plays on the stages of the Puppet Theatre NATFA.