Physical Theatre - Pantomime


Bachelor's Degree

Full time studies


Mission: Developing the stage idiom of the actor’s body through classical and contemporary movement techniques; stimulating the general psycho-physical and creative development of the students in the direction of physical theatre; developing the students’ individuality in the context of the collective stage expression.


Practical Experience: The students participate in creative workshops exploring the correlation actor – stage space, in the spirit of the European ideas and methods, with one unifying principle – the movement.


Graduation Project: Performances on the stages of the Drama Training Theatre.



Admission Exams:

The candidates are expected to prepare in advance the following audition materials: 3 physical sketches (up to 1.5 minutes); 3 dance combinations with the respective technique – classical or historical, modern, folklore (up to 1.5 minutes); drama materials – 1 fable, 1 poem, 1 monologue, 1 song.


Stage І

Performance of one sketch and one dance at candidates’ own choice. The aim is to test the candidates’ physical and psychological qualities as well as their dance techniques.


Stage II

Performance of candidates’ verbal materials and the song. The aim is to test the candidates’ artistic talent as well as to reveal their psycho-technical abilities and their musical skills.


Stage III

Part 1:

Candidates perform the rest of the prepared dances and sketches (at the evaluation panel’s choice) as well as various tasks for: appropriate realization of and adaptiveness to nonstandard tasks. The aim is to test the candidates’ improvising abilities and creative thinking.

Part 2:

Interview with the candidates. The aim is to test the candidates’ general knowledge and motivation





Pantomime Synthesis – Introduction to Pantomime

Pantomime Synthesis – Mono-Pantomime

Pantomime Synthesis – Mime Drama

Synthesis of Movement Performance

Classical Dance Techniques

Stage Movement Improvisation

Classical Pantomime

Theatre Anthropology

Contemporary Dance Techniques

Bulgarian Folk Dances

Jazz Dance Techniques

Stage Acrobatics

Stage Combat Techniques

Masks Theatre


History of Dance

Drama Theatre Acting

Introduction to History of European Theatre

Stage Speech





History of Music

History of Fine Arts

History of Russian Theatre

History of American Theatre

History of European  Theatre  – Modernism

History of European Theatre – Postmodernism

Introduction to History of Cinema

History of European Literature


History of Philosophy

History of Mythology and Religion

History of Civilizations

Fundamentals of Psychology

Screenwriting for TV Reality Show


Vocal Training

Introduction to Vocal Training

Stage Makeup and Hairstyles

Acting for the Screen Arts


Far-Eastern Stage Combat Techniques

Dance Acrobatics

Yoga Techniques

Modern Dance Techniques


Development of Musical Perception

Interpretation of Musical Genres

Parallel Between Singing and Movement

Hand Theatre

Ethno folk Dances

Style and Etiquette