Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts and Screen Acting (In Spanish)

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Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts and Screen Acting (In Spanish)

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Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts and Screen Acting (In Spanish)

  • ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
  • OB – Mandatory
  • FB – Basic training
  • FBC – Common basic training
  • FBR – Basic Branch Training
  • PE – External internships
  • RAC – Academic recognition of credits
  • TFG – Final degree project

Course 1

Improvisation and Acting Foundations

Introduction to improvisation and the fundamentals of acting performance. Practical application of games and improvisation exercises as a way to create characters and/or scenes. Impro Match work. Fundamentals of interpretation of realistic techniques.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Screen Acting Foundations

Introduction to the practice of acting interpretation in the audiovisual medium. Basic knowledge that allows you to analyze a script for its acting interpretation. Technique and notions of working in front of the camera on different levels.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Acting Project I

Interpretation based on dramatic and comic scenes. Approach to the character and the conflicts created around it. Introduction to realistic interpretation techniques based on approaching the text through improvisations. Learning acting tools that build the foundations of learning.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Vocal Technique I

Introduction to the basic tools of vocal technique that allow the projection of the voice and its application to the stage word, that is, to the spoken text.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Music and Singing I

Necessary bases for the development of vocal and musical skills. Anatomical and physiological aspects of the voice and basic notions of musical theory, melodic-rhythmic reading and tuning. Acquisition of healthy vocal habits to achieve maximum vocal performance.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Movement and Gesture

Elements and techniques that link expressive movement with interpretive tools. Principles of movement (balance, proprioception and coordination); movement qualities; segmentation and combination, association and dissociation of movements; objective and abstract gestural interpretation; physical expressiveness adequate to capture images or psychophysical states; cast work; collaborative approach.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Dancing Basic Moves

Approach to the technical tools of different dance styles with the intention of integrating
these resources in acting practice for the correct use of the main methods
acting: the body and the voice. Rhythm, spatial composition, improvisation, creation and execution of short choreographic pieces that seek to be properly integrated into a scenographic context.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Dramatic Literature I

Introduction to the study of dramatic literature from its origins to the current moment. Immersion in the reading of dramatic texts from the semiotic, artistic and literary analysis of significant works belonging to the history of the performing arts.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

History of Performing Arts

Introduction to the history of the performing arts from a chronological perspective that covers its birth and conception to the present.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Film and Acting

Introduction to the milestones of film history from a theoretical and practical perspective. Panoramic view of the evolution of cinematography from pre-cinema (pioneers and first film narratives), European cinema (avant-garde, German expressionism, Soviet, pre-war cinema), silent cinema in Hollywood, Italian neorealism, Salamanca meetings, new cinema Spanish, nouvelle vague and even the renewal of North American productions.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Professional Ethics and Equality

Collective and interdisciplinary processes and production of one's own project, becoming aware of the expressive tools and the creative capacity and dialogue with other artistic branches. Unity and team responsibility, ethical values, creative freedom and self-reflection.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Computer Technology Applied to the Performing Arts

Basic knowledge of different hardware, software and internet applied to the needs of performing arts professionals. Realization of office projects in any format, collaboratively and online. Analysis of the commercial and marketing potential of social networks applied to the field of performing arts. Acquisition of specific tools for editing photos, videos and designing web pages.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Course 2

Building a Character

Learning the necessary tools to create solid and coherent characters separated from the personality of the performer himself/herself. Exploration of interpretation through play and confronting one's own error. Acting training, both physical and vocal, based on rhythm, space and energy dynamics.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: FBR

Filming and Auditioning

Application of realistic and basic techniques for the audiovisual medium. Comedy and drama script analysis; casting; practice scenes in film and television; audiovisual filming dynamics; viewing and analysis of own work.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Acting Project II

Work on interpretation and staging of classic and contemporary scenes in which the construction of characters and staging, both individually and with the rest of the cast, are especially valued. In-depth character analysis. Learning physical and emotional techniques to achieve an authentic and honest performance.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Vocal Technique II

Development of psychophysical awareness until expansion of respiratory capacity and range. Release of the sound channel. Strengthening the voice, increasing loudness and resonance. Elements and techniques of vocal expression with application to dramatic texts.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Music and Singing II

Vocal, interpretive training and modern singing techniques, focused on the singer's posture, constriction versus retraction, psychomotor function of sound and conscious phonorespiratory coordination. Hygiene and resources for the conservation and cure of the speaking apparatus. Introduction to musical theater.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Body and Masks

Learning stage presence with physical body habits as the essence of the character. The mask as a tool to enhance the expression of the body, adding value to the scenic composition. Styles of interpretive expressive movement. The training space as a means of creating scenic pieces.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Contemporary Dance

Acting work from the understanding of the body as a tool for the development of creative capacity. Teaching-learning processes based on contemporary dance techniques; Collective choreography and improvisation. Understanding of acting skills linked to the physical movement that a performance requires. Encounter between the message and concrete emotions both on a theoretical and practical level.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Make-up and Character Development

Knowledge of the morphological and formal elements of the face for acting characterization, makeup, hairdressing and styling that allow the adequate physical transformation of the performer. Study of styles typical of theater, photography, film and television.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Dramatic Literature II

Study and review of some of the most relevant dramatic texts in the history of literature from the XNUMXth century to the present. Linking research to the social, political and artistic movements of each aesthetic. Main authors; analysis and understanding of texts and artistic movements; introduction and discussion of modern dramatic literature from the XNUMXth century to the new theater and postmodernism.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Script and Playwriting I

Learning the basic tools for theater writing. Writing short exercises based on artistic stimuli and external observation. Development of critical sense and teamwork. Adaptation of a theatrical text to an audiovisual format using narrative elements typical of the literary script. Communication of an idea from the creation of the logline.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Art History and Aesthetics

Study of the history of art and the main aesthetic ideas over time, from a theoretical-practical approach with emphasis, often, on the theatrical and scenographic fact. Theoretical part focused on the artistic fact based on practices, styles and concrete creations; practical part aimed at the development of different creation exercises around the main concepts related to theoretical reflection on artistic activity throughout history. Connection of these proposals with contemporary problems.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Theory of Acting

History of stage performance: knowledge of the main theatrical theories contributed since the XNUMXth century, study of the contexts in which the different methods appear, interpretive paradigms that are derived from them, integration of the proposed acting techniques.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Modern Language

Preparation for the official exam "TOEIC Listening and Reading Test". Learning in groups according to level of linguistic competence. Acquisition of strategies and tactics to face the two sections that make up this type of exam (listening and reading).
Possibility of validation of this subject if you are in possession of a degree recognized by the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) that accredits B1 or higher level competencies in English.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Course 3

Stage Acting

Differentiation between literary language and scenic language. Application to the scene of technical and expressive elements of interpretation. Organization and technical tools. conscious convention. Cast work. The technical-interpretive structure.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Screen Acting

Analysis of complex scripts. Continuity of actions and emotions in non-chronological shootings. Application of interpretation techniques and the construction of complex characters to different audiovisual genres and styles in different work environments.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Acting Project III

Main scenic trends from the XNUMXth century to the present. Phases of creating a show: research and creation, analysis of a text, definition of a proposal, rehearsal, props and costumes, technical elements, general rehearsals, and showing and repeating the work before an audience.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Vocal Training

Vocal process (phonation). From word to text. The voice on stage. Verse II: punctuation, pauses, phrasing.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Musical Theater

Introduction to the history of musical theater. Singing and vocal technique applied to the theater. Interpretation in musical theatre. Theatrical and musical creation.

  • Credits: 4,5
  • Character: OB

Stage Combat

body awareness. The objective and abstract gestural interpretation. Construction and application: the silhouette and the character; the figure and the dramatic action; the psychophysical process of creative action. Physical architecture: lines of body work and mastery of gesture. Creation of scenic fighting pieces and character through movement and space.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Choreography

Choreographic techniques applied to musical theatre. Classical ballet, jazz, modern dance, contemporary dance, theater dance, ethnic dances, folklore. Expressiveness in dance.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Script and Playwriting II

Dramatic text: analysis and structure; process of evolution of a story, sequencing and climax, genre; fictional construction. Script: versions and types; structure (rundown and dialogues); Develop your own script.

  • Credits: 4,5
  • Character: OB

Film narrative and Editing

Knowledge of the basic elements of audiovisual narrative, of the production procedures and the construction process of a film from the script to post-production. Analysis of audiovisual pieces from a technical perspective.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Technology Applied to the Performing Arts

Historical tour. Types of technologies according to their field of application. Practical stage design project applying technologies.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Intellectual Property Law

Current legislation on intellectual property in relation to the Performing Arts and Interpretation.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Audiovisual and Performing Arts Industry

Definition and history of cultural and creative industries. Audiovisual and theater financing. Production processes. Exhibition channels, distribution, theatrical tours. Marketing and advertising strategies. Analysis of the national and international theatrical and audiovisual sector.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Course 4

Stage/Screen Creative Project

Specific work on a dramatic and/or audiovisual proposal. Personal approach to a scenic and/or audiovisual creation project. Phases of creation of a show or an audiovisual piece.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Entrepreneurship, Management and Professional Career

Development of the knowledge and techniques necessary to identify and successfully exploit a business opportunity through the preparation of a business plan.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

TV Hosting Workshop

Resolution of situations raised by the broadcast of a live or recorded television program from the roles of presenter, co-presenter, reporter and collaborator.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Dramaturgy Workshop

Theoretical fundament. Practical application: preparation, rehearsal and staging of a dramatic scene.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Dubbing Workshop

Training to face a take of any genre, synchronizing the voice with the lips of the character.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Acrobatics Workshop

Development of acting work using class exercises as dramatic tools. Group compositions. Objects. Styles and their application.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

External Internships

Learning in companies, entities or organizations, private or public, with advice for the own search and/or according to the proposed offer, the presentation of applications, the realization of the practice and the writing of the evaluative report.

  • Credits: 21
  • Character: PE

Academic Recognition of Credits

Participation in artistic and cultural university activities, student representation, cooperation in the university field and artistic entrepreneurship in order to promote transversality and connection with the various artistic disciplines.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: RAC

Undergraduate Thesis Project

Original, autonomous and personal work carried out under the guidance of a teacher, in which the knowledge and skills acquired during the degree are applied. The work will be developed, defended and qualified individually, and may be elaborated in collaboration with other students when the chosen topic so advises.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: TFG
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