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Subjects and disciplines

Pursuant to art. 11 of Presidential Decree 212/2005, for the issuing of the Academic Bachelor of 1st level in Acting, equivalent to Three years degree, with the purpose of admission to public competiotions, accoring to Law 228/12, the Accademia di Recitazione provides for the A.Y. 2021/22 an intensive study plan, divided into the following subjects and fields of study:

  • Actor's Disciplines
  • Acting Disciplines
  • Physical and vocal disciplines
  • Dramaturgy and Screenplay
  • Disciplines of music
  • Scenic desing
  • Historical and critical disciplines
  • Disciplines of linguistic practices

1st year Acting Tecniques I


The Ancient Tragedy

  • Stage presence – Neutral mask
  • Tragic Monologue - Text Analysis
  • Myths and Rituals
  • The Greek tragedy: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles

Narrative Techniques

  • Eastern and Western fairy tales and stories
  • Mysteries and Sacred Representations
  • Narration/mime
  • Audience calling and storytelling
  • Character study
  • Anthropology of gesture - The archetypes
  • Larval masks of Basel
  • Character and counter-character development: Lecoq method
  • Character development: Stanislavski method - Strasberg
  • Character development in the Authors Theatre

Modern drama

  • Poetry acting
  • Great feelings
  • The modern drama: cinema and theatre
  • Psychology and Environments
  • Theatre of narration
  • Melodramma comedy

2st year Acting Tecniques II

Commedia dell'Arte

  • Improvisation theatre and The human comedy
  • The half-masks of the Commedia dell’Arte
  • Characters, plots, lazzi and theatrical scenario
  • Farcical themes - Basic needs
  • Binary and modular relationships

Molièree

  • From Commedia dell’Arte to Authors Comedy
  • Cultural Archetypes and Satire
  • The Illustrious Théâtre
  • Satire of the bourgeois class
  • Satire of the ecclesiastical class
  • Satire of the medical class

Comedy - Irony

  • Comedy: mechanisms and dysfunctions
  • "Comedic timing"- The "gag"
  • Technique of improvisation
  • The theatrical clown - The comic couple
  • The anomaly, the detachment, the innocence
  • The allegorical - The grotesque - The deformation
  • The medieval and modern buffoon

Shakespeare - Theatre and Cinema

  • Tragedies and Comedies
  • Monologues - Dialogues
  • Text analysis - Verses and Prose
  • The role of the "fool"
  • Power, madness, misunderstanding, premonition
  • Catharsis - Scene and byplay

3rd year Acting Tecnique III


The Modern Theatre - The 1900’s

  • A. Chekhov - H. Ibsen - A. Strindberg
  • F. G. Lorca - L. Pirandello - J. Genet
  • F. Dürrenmatt - B. Strauss
  • The avant-garde and the Figurative Arts
  • The Dadaist Theatre - Surrealist - Futurist
  • J. Cocteau - V. Majakovskij
  • The Theatre of Cruelty: Artaud
  • The Epic Theatre: Brecht
  • The Theatre of the Absurd - The "Nonsense"
  • A. Jarry - S. Beckett - E. Ionesco
  • G. Perec - H. Pinter - R. Queneau
  • The Absurd in the cinema: Monty Python

The Modern Comedy

  • Situational and repetition Comedy
  • Theatre within Theatre - Style Exercises
  • The English farce: O. Wilde, M. Frayn, R. Cooney, P. Shaffer
  • Edwardian Comedy
  • The Comedy: noir, brilliant, grotesque

Satire and Parody in current affairs

  • Cultural Satire: current affairs
  • Imitation - Caricature - Parody
  • Picture and Frame
  • Cartoon and Comics
  • Sociology of Media - Dysfunctions

1st year Film Acting


Acting: Stanislavskij - Strasberg

  • Concentration, observation, attention
  • Psychological and behavioral analysis
  • The "if" and the given circumstances
  • Character Motivation
  • Analytical Memory - Sense Memory - Affective Memory
  • Public character / Private character
  • Dramatic action and narrative flow
  • Non-consequential Acting
  • Audition techniques
  • Acting on camera
  • Arthouse cinema repertoire
  • Framing: shot and reverse-shot
  • Close up and extreme close up acting

2nd year Film Acting


Acting and New Media

  • Web series and Television series
  • Writing Techniques
  • Shooting techniques
  • Site specific

1st/2nd years Techniques of improvisation I and II


  • Eastern and Western fairy tales and stories
  • Movement and gestures
  • Word and sound
  • Great feelings and imagination
  • Improvisation
  • Deconstructing gesture
  • Non-verbal language
  • Silent zones

1st Year Orthoepia of the Italian language


  • Phonology - Pronunciation
  • Hyphenation - Phrasing
  • Diction - Orthoepy
  • Tonal height, Stress and Emphasis
  • Altering - Deformation

1st Year Reading Techniques


  • Cold reading and Dramatic reading
  • Intentions and subtext
  • Verse and prose reading
  • Soliloquy - Monologue - Dialogue

1st/2ndYear Phono-articulatory and resonatory voice output techniques I and II


  • Rhythm - involuntary breathing
  • Voice projection: sound-conducting pathways
  • Tonal height - Pitch - rhythm - modulation
  • Natural breathing
  • Autogenic training - energy
  • Face mask - Voice training
  • Timbre - Volume - Vocal range - Articulation
  • Word from technique to expressive
  • Organic voice body
  • Onomatopoeic - "Grammelot"
 

3rdYear Voice education


  • Dramatic scores
  • Onomatopoeia and Voicing
  • Vocal deflection: falsetto, guttural, distortion
  • Verbal automatisms - Assonances - Dragging of assonances
  • Breaking and transforming feeling into speech
  • The voice and theatrical styles

1st/2ndYear Poetic Acting I and II


  • Tone - Rhythm - Volume
  • Metric laws
  • Rhythmic development
  • Harmony
  • Imagination - Visualization - Interpretation
  • The sound of the evocative word

2ndYear Acting in the English


  • Drama
  • Intonation and expressive reading
  • Acting for set and stage
  • Elements of the English language

Music and Singing Music and Singing 1st/2nd/3rdYear

  • Solfeggio and Score reading
  • Homogeneous sound and breathing
  • Intonation and ranges
  • Rhythmic and melodic exercises
  • Jazz and vocalist improvisations
  • Acting on musical score
  • Musical - Recital
  • Chorus singing - Songs from Repertoire
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Harmony and dissonance

Physical training: Expressive Movement 1st/2nd/3rdYear

  • Techniques of relaxation
  • Elements of yoga
  • Bioenergetics
  • Analysis and decomposition of movement
  • The grammar of gesture
  • Rhythm - Balance - Pulse
  • Body expression
  • Feldenkrais method

Elements of modern and contemporary dance 1st/2nd Year

  • Supports - Thrusts - Transmissions
  • Start points and falls
  • Scores of movement
  • Floorwork
  • Spatial orientation and possible combinations
  • Relation between body and space
  • Energy - Time - Space
  • Collective kinetic proposal

Elements of choreography 3rd Year

  • Kinesphere
  • Architecture of movement
  • Body - Space - Quality - Shape
  • Systems of composition
  • Improvised macrosystems
  • "Motion" of feelings
  • Theatre and figurative arts

Mime and pantomime 1st Year

  • Object handling and fixed point
  • Imaginary objects - Everyday actions
  • The abstract gesture: Decroux
  • Segmentation and construction of mimic phrases: Marceau
  • Actions (pull, push, etc.): Lecoq
  • Pantomime white - accelerated - cartoonish - cinematic
  • The great movements of the Lecoq Method (the raft, the discus thrower, etc.)

Acrobatics 2nd Year

  • Elements of Thai Chi Chuan and Karate
  • Somersaults, cartwheels, handstands, flips and acrobatic figures
  • Accidents and acrobatic fights
  • Levers - portair - human pyramids
  • The gesture from common to acrobatic
  • Elements and techniques of nouveau cirque

Makeup and Costume 1st Year

  • Theatrical and cinematic make-up
  • Theatrical and cinematographic costume design
  • Fabrics and materials

Open Air Theatre 3rd Year

  • Puppet Theatre
  • Writing and screenplay
  • Design and construction
  • Architecture of performance space
  • Manipulation and acting with objects
  • Sets in motion
  • Macro and micromanipulation

Textual analysts and dramaturgy 2nd Year

  • Text Analysis
  • Narratology
  • Techniques of composition
  • Plot and character development
  • Staging Set up
  • Dramaturgical construction
  • Theater genres and acting methods

History of Theatre and Entertainment 1st/2nd/3rdYear

  • Theatre as a rite
  • The Greek tragedy
  • The medieval theatre
  • The Oriental Theatre
  • The theatre of the Commedia dell’arte
  • The Elizabethan Theatre
  • The modern theatre
  • The 1900’s and the Avant-garde
  • The great authors of the history of theatre
  • History of Directing
  • History of theatre theories
  • History of Mime
  • History of Dance
  • History of Cinema

Sector Organization 2nd/3rdYear

  • Copyright and Image rights
  • Project management of the show
  • Marketing, communication, fundraising
  • Production system of live entertainment, film and events

Psychology and Theatrical Pedagogy 3rdYear

  • "Training"
  • The theatre lesson
  • The educational path
  • Pedagogical criticism
  • Group dynamics

Writing and Screenplay 1st/2nd/3rdYear

  • Original scripts: plot development
  • Structure and style
  • Writing for the Puppet Theatre
  • Writing of theatrical scenario
  • Profile and story of a character
  • Film writing
  • Themes, time shifts
  • The free adaptation: synthesis of a work

Direction - Stage direction 1st/2nd/3rdYear

  • Techniques, styles and directorial languages
  • The director’s function
  • Structure of a show
  • Choice of scenic languages
  • Linear, analog, surreal productions
  • Casting and direction of actors
  • Stage architecture
  • Music, costume and set design

Theoretical subjects and acting techniques subjects of the Accademia Internazionale di Teatro - Scuola di Recitazione Roma, are in line with programs of the best Theatre Academies of Italy, of Drama art Academies, of cinema Academies and of European theatre acting Academies, and follow Directions from DPR 212/05 (ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO - SCUOLE TEATRO AFAM) in order to obtain the Academic Bachelor of 1st level in acting. Moreover, the plan od study is in line with artistic formative istitutions  (SCUOLA TEATRO / ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO / SCUOLE DI RECITAZIONE / ACCADEMIE RECITAZIONE / CORSI DI TEATRO), recognized by UE following Programs for european actor training  (SCUOLE TEATRO / ACCADEMIE DI TEATRO / SCUOLE DI RECITAZIONE / ACCADEMIE RECITAZIONE / CORSI RECITAZIONE)