Bachelor in Theatre and Education

Course Objectives

Theatre and Education degree has as main objectives the training of actors and actresses, production coordinator, counsellors of theatrical non-professionals groups and creators of theatrical projects in different socio-cultural contexts. It is especially in these last two goals that forks education aspect that characterizes the course. The achievement of these last two goals allows students to acquire skills to intervene in the field of non-formal education and mediation of dramatic activities as well as in the area of training, the level of theatre and Dramatic Expression. It is intended that the training provided will contribute to the training of its students towards the progression of studies in a second cycle of theatrical education or facing the teaching of theatre and Dramatic Expression in formal education.

The course it works in six semesters (each with 30 ECTS). In the last semester students are completing their stage.

Access Conditions

Access to the course is through the following schemes :
a) Local Competition for Access (for candidates with a course of secondary education or equivalent degree) . This contest is governed by a regulation itself and provides for a vocational evidence;
b ) Special Schemes (for candidates who fulfill the conditions laid down in Decree 393 -A / 99 of 2 October) ; c ) Special Assignments ( for candidates with : Evidence M23 , college graduates and CET ) ;
d ) Change of Degree/Institution.
The specific evidence required for access to the course are: One of the following :
(12) Hist. Culture and Arts ; (15) English Literature; (18) Portuguese .

Professional Outlets

The Theatre and Education course aims to train highly qualified professionals in the science of theatre, providing a conceptual understanding of the performing arts and the ability to execute projects in this area. The professional opportunities are:
Actors / actresses;
Stage directors and managers;
Technical directors supporting teams involved in the preparation and realization of performances; and production directors and coordinators;
Staging and executive production assistants;
Leisure supervisors.

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Learning Objectives

The history of “Theatre and Education” began in 2000. During this period has managed, as has always been his goal, to form, with quality, intervention theatrical agents at various levels. In addition to the numerous shows brought to the scene during these eighteen years, his Education aspect has allowed the graduates to be actors on formative intervention in Dramatic Expression. The dissemination of the work of this degree as trainer of actors is reflected in the various moments of public presentation. In the fifth semester of the course, for example, the result of the curricular unit “Intervention Project” consists of a theatrical intervention project to stimulate the interest of students by a committed art theatre with citizenship and promotes the articulation between the theatrical and the sociocultural context in which it operates, with a view to closer ties between the theatre and the surrounding community, being presented to the public. During the creation of the spectacle, at various times, students must plan, develop and analyse critically the processes and strategies adopted to intervene with the target audience, thus enhancing the competencies of the secondary objective of the course. In the sixth semester, the stage of this degree comprises the Assembly of a theatrical spectacle, with a Director that the ESEC hires for that work. The shows are presented in the Oficina Municipal do Teatro (OMT), at least during ten days, forming part of the same activity programming. This option for the training model allows all students: 1-an experiment in collective work in close liaison with the professional; 2-Keep the focus in the area of interpretation but allowing now in contact with different fields of theatrical activity such as production, dissemination, costumes, set design and stage direction, among others; and, 3-to reinforce skills and concepts acquired throughout the course, tested in real professional context and with the possibility of its practical validation and critical reflection. Parallel to the training, the students organize debate sessions and other parallel activities related to the show. These activities are included in the OMT’s programming. The training aspect in education has been accepted by the IEFP (Institute of employment and vocational training) for the crediting of the graduates as institutional trainers.

Access to Superior Studies

The Diploma in Theatre and Education grants qualification to continue studies in a Master Degree.

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