Plan of study
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre provides three years of training, corresponding to 180 ECTS, with a study programme developed in relation to the objectives and skills defined in the profile.
Emphasis is placed on the more artisanal component of actor training: the approach is based on physical preparation and the acquisition of practical and theoretical skills related to various performance techniques.
The graduate with a SUPSI Bachelor’s degree in Theatre is an actor of movement theatre – physical theatre – who has a wide technical, artistic, and methodological background, able to impose himself in the theatre world thanks to a personal language and style.
The uniqueness of the Bachelor training, its richness – given above all by the variety of subjects learned – and the high academic standard allow graduates to move professionally in a wide and varied field of activity, with competences that are not constrained by language barriers. Also significant for the profession is the important experience in the field acquired thanks to the national and international productions and tours carried out during the studies, with the guidance of directors and external professionals.
ATD’s mission is to train young talents in the field of physical theatre, accompanying them in their artistic development: from learning movement and theatrical interpretation techniques to the realization of stage creations and a first discovery of a personal language.
In line with the principles of physical theatre, the various subjects are taught and developed in parallel throughout the three years, without any hierarchy between them, and during the three-year period they form a complete Study Plan in all its aspects.
The Study Plan (Programma di studio, PdS) is constantly in development: on the one hand the continuous exchange with the professional world of reference and on the other a continuous updating of the contents thanks to the stimuli coming from research and an in-depth theoretical studies, allow the PdS to adapt to the professional sector.
Duration of studies: 6 semesters full time (180 ECTS)
Annual school fee: CHF 5.300,-
Preliminary examination fee: CHF 50. / € 50.
Admission fee for the admission examination in Verscio: CHF 200.
Baccalaureate (high school or professional) or equivalent diploma and/or outstanding artistic talent
Study program (PdS)
The didactic path of the ATD is characterized by the teaching of subjects belonging to artistic contexts that for centuries have been considered individually: theatre, dance, and circus. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the PdS, the ATD student therefore works on several fronts at the same time, training in subjects very different from each other and for which he or she may have different attitudes. For this reason, the student should be observed in its entirety and not in a single specific field. All this is in line with the profile of the BA student in Arts of Theatre: “the graduate with a SUPSI Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is an actor of movement theatre who has a wide technical, artistic, and methodological background, able to impose himself in the theatre world thanks to a personal language and style”.
The PdS is constantly developing: on the one hand, the continuous exchange with the professional world of reference and, on the other hand, a continuous updating of the contents thanks to the stimuli coming from research and in-depth theoretical studies, allow the PdS to adapt to the professional sector.
Technical or artistic competences
- • Developing artistic and physical skills that characterise being an actor in physical theatre
- • Knowing the basics of body and movement for a greater awareness of one’s own being/acting on stage
- • Applying the range of expressive techniques and develop working methods in the context of scenes or theatre projects, in relation to content
- • Choosing and combining the expressive means (corporeal, choreographic, and dramaturgical) to develop a narrative
- • Using technical, audio-visual, mediatic, and scenographic supports to optimise, enrich, and innovate the theatrical production
- • Acquiring theoretical knowledge related to the history of theatre, dramaturgy, contemporary styles, and aesthetic concepts
- • Analysing a dramatic structure
- • Managing the different phases of the elaboration of an artistic project, generating solutions during the process of creating it
- • Analysing and critically evaluating one’s own work, in relation to the underlying theoretical, conceptual, and aesthetic choices
Social and personal competences
- • Recognising one’s own limits and potentials
- • Recognising one’s own limits and potentials
- • Adopting approaches and methods to present one’s own ideas and concepts in a clear and persuasive manner
- • Working in a team, using one’s own competences and inventiveness, combining them with those of others