ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The education in the programme “Playwriting and Screenwriting” sets its priorities mainly on the foundations in the fields of dramatic theatre and feature films. The curriculum also provides specialized courses on dramaturgy for puppet theatre, musical theatre, pantomime and physical theatre; documentary cinema and animation; TV genres and interactive media. The variety of compulsory disciplines is supplemented by courses in psychology, philosophy, aesthetics, mythology and religion, stage/screen expressiveness, stage/screen management and visual arts theory. As an indispensable component for the students’ development, many elective disciplines are included in the curriculum, providing theoretical and historical knowledge in the field of literature, theatre, cinema, fine arts and music.
FORM OF EDUCATION
QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The graduates acquire the educational qualification degree of “Bachelor” , with professional qualification “Dramaturg”. They could work as dramaturgs, writing and/or adapting texts for the stage and screen arts; as editors, experts and consultants in the creation of stage or screen works; the graduates could also continue their education in the educational qualification degree of “Master”.
Specialized exam – “Playwriting and Screenwriting”
When submitting their documents, the candidates are required to deposit a complete portfolio.
The portfolio could contain: screenplays, essays, poems, short stories, novels, paintings, drawings, photographs, films, original music, performances of songs and music instruments, recordings of music performances and other creative materials chosen by the candidate. The literary materials must be in PDF format and not longer than 10 pages. The visual materials must be in JPG format. The audiovisual materials must be in MPG-4 format and overall not longer than 15 minutes. The sound materials must be in MP-3 format and overall not longer than 15 minutes. The purpose of the portfolio is to fully represent the prospect-students’ abilities, interests, creative inclinations and worldview. When the documents are submitted, the portfolio is sealed in an envelope with the candidate’s name.
Stage I – practical exam (anonymous)
Test with written dramaturgical tasks. Duraion: 6 hours. The candidates who receive a score lower than Average (3.00) drop out of participation in Stage 2.
Stage 2 – oral exam
The tests of the candidates who are allowed to Stage 2 are examined by the jury, in the presence of each prospect-student. They analyze the results and respond to questions related to the development of the story, characters, the conflict, genre and other dramaturgical components. The jury interviews the candidates on the materials of the presented portfolio. The purpose of this stage is to get an in-depth notion of the abilities, interests, general knowledge, independent thinking and creative reflectivity of the candidates. The ones who receive a score lower than Average (3.00) drop out of the ranking.