Audiovisual Creation and Theatre

Bachelor's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject, Czech, 3 years 
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The field of Audiovisual Production and Theatre responds to the new artistic and technological needs of contemporary theatre, conceived as a live interactive art, including the need for artistic reflection and qualified audiovisual documentation of dramatic production.

The aim of the field of Audiovisual Production and Theatre is to equip students with professional technical and technological skills as well as with theoretical knowledge necessary for the development of their future audiovisual and structured multimedia production related to dramatic arts. At the same time, the field creates a space for developing students’ artistic and creative abilities in an area where audiovisual media and dramatic performing arts are interconnected.

The field is basically profiled into the following four specific, but mutually complementary areas of matters related to audiovisual production and theatre:

(1) audiovisual production and technology as an integral part of a theatrical event (scenography, performance, light design);

(2) art and technology of photography, i.e. static image as a necessary artistic prerequisite for dramatic and film production;

(3) creation of theatre-related audiovisual records in terms of theatrical journalism, documentary genres and the issues of various types of theatrical recording;

(4) the art of adapting a theatrical work into a film and vice versa.

The entry of electronic audiovisual means of expression into theatrical creation has opened up space for new specific artistic disciplines, from live multimedia productions with audiovisual elements, through adaptations of originally theatrical forms, to live broadcasts of theatrical performances and dramatic activities. The art forms created in this way currently have several uses. For example, they become part of the programme offer of mass media and they address the widest audience in their audiovisual form. This significantly expands the possibility of mapping theatrical potential throughout the birth of a theatrical form. If the outputs are of sufficient quality, the recordings created in this way also acquire the dimension of a document, enabling a retrospective reflection of an otherwise difficult to transfer and fleeting theatrical experience. This increases the possibility to more comprehensively monitor the development of dramatic, performing arts and it fundamentally changes the conditions of professional theoretical documentation and research in this field.

The studio strives to educate and prepare creators who are well versed in the new artistic intermedia space. Creators who are educated, creative and artistically and technologically capable of creating their own audiovisual-theatre projects. To create such individuals, it is ideal to lead the future creators to appropriate reflection on the development of theatre and stage forms both on the level of personal creation and in the historical context.

A student of the field will receive theoretical education in the field of theatre and audiovisual production, undergo practical exercises and prepare a graduation project, during which he or she will develop his or her creative talent and acquire expression, as well as technical and technological skills. At the end of the studies, such student is professionally prepared and educated in the field of electronic and digital recordings for the creation, processing and dissemination of audiovisual works and for the application of interactive media in theatre projects.

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After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • they are capable of independent artistic creation, artistic performance, including critical reflection and self-reflection, able to define a complex practical or theoretical problem and solve it in a creative way using selected theories, methods, procedu
  • they can create a publicly presentable artistic adaptation with original audiovisual elements, theatre elements and other forms of performing arts;
  • they can collaborate as authors in a significant way on various formats of television theatre journalism, television broadcasts and recordings of theatre performances, as well as on live performances;
  • they are able to participate in a joint exhibition, a publication or electronic presentation of theatrical photography (both documentary to arranged), including other forms of performing arts;
  • they are not only able to conceive their own artistic performances, they can also flexibly adapt it to the dramaturgical-directing concept, technological solution and implementation, including production and post-production;
  • they are able to handle the social, economic and copyright-law consequences of their own artistic creation;
  • when solving practical issues of the field and creating projects, they use the acquired knowledge, basic procedures and methods of the field in a way that brings inspiring stimuli, dealing with the problem using creative solutions;
  • they are able to theoretically process in written expression and depict in an artistic performance a certain topic on a professional level using an independently chosen method;
  • they present the original artistic performance of their own or the whole team to the public, even at an international forum, and are ready to take full responsibility for the group’s efforts.
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The graduates

– are aware of the ethical dimension of artistic discovery and cognition across age and social groups that enter the open space of performing arts influenced by knowledge and products of human society, they are able to dynamically respond to this situation, positively dealing with any negative phenomena and minimising them for the benefit of others;

– are able to make independent and responsible decisions in new or changing contexts or in a fundamentally evolving environment, taking into account the wider implications for the society;

- show a certain degree of maturity and professionalism in artistic creation and professional reflection, which corresponds to the given level of education;

– seek, evaluate, develop and interpret new knowledge and practices;

– are able to formulate and express reflection of their own artistic work in a qualified manner;

– monitor and reflect contemporary scientific and artistic knowledge and thus creating the right conditions for further self-study;

– identify and create opportunities for further personal professional application and development in the field.

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Students must enrol in and complete courses marked as the field basics. They supplement their study plan with personal specialisation courses from the offer of their studio and the Faculty of Theatre.

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Successful completion of all courses marked as the field’s basic courses.

Acquisition of at least 180 credits.

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Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Audiovisual Creation and Theatre
Abbreviation: AUDIOV
Code: 8203R079
Type: Bachelor's degree programme
Degree: BcA.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: B8203 B-DRAUM Dramatic Arts
Theatre Faculty
Field of study guaranteed by:
Theatre Faculty
Field guarantor:
doc. Mgr. Petr Francán

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