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Accredited fields of study I. degree Bachelor’s Study

Study field 8202 Art

Study program: Acting
Mode of study: full-time

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Graduate profile
A graduate of the bachelor's degree (B.c.) acquires theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of acting and manages to use them in the performance of his/her profession or when continuing his/her subsequent university studies. They get an overview of historical and contemporary forms of theatre art. He/she will learn the practical basis of creative procedures and methods for the creation of a stage work.

A graduate acquires creative skills for independent acting, artistic vision and the ability to express personality, interpretation and realization techniques of individual components of theatre art, stage imagination, orientation in relation to dramatic text, space and time, knowledge of the meaning of the concept and function of creativity and individuality, and understanding of their necessity presence in their work.

He/she masters the procedures and means of the actor's interpretation of a dramatic model in all components of the actor's expression, he/she knows the laws of the creation of an actor's character as an individual artistic statement.

Acquires and understands essential facts, concepts, principles and theories of creation in theatre art from a historical and contemporary point of view, he/she knows how to navigate the system of creative procedures and methods of acting and apply them in the creative process, he/she has the ability to interpret a dramatic text, realize a stage performance, formulate theoretical opinions in his/her expertise, the ability to investigate and reflect on the form and methods of a work of art and artistic performance and communicates in a foreign language at an advanced level.

On the basis of acquired skills and knowledge, he/she is able to independently and conceptually create an actor's character as a functional part of a theatrical production, he/she can interpret and publicly present his/her work, he/she can work creatively individually and collectively, he/she can creatively connect individual components of acting art (movement, voice, speech... .), can respond to the director's requests and process them creatively.

Graduates´ perspectives
• A graduate of the bachelor's study programme Acting acquires the professional qualification to perform the profession of an actor at the level of Bachelor of Arts.
• He/she is technically and personally prepared for independent creative work in the fields of acting.
• He/she has all the prerequisites to work effectively and independently but also as a member of an artistic team, to adapt to teamwork and the ability to lead a team, to keep in touch with the latest developments in his/her discipline and to continue his/her own professional development.
• The graduate can apply as a member of artistic ensembles of professional theatres, in the media, as a worker of cultural facilities, in leading positions of amateur ensembles and drama departments of art schools and conservatories, and in a wide range of artistic, educational and organizational activities. A bachelor's degree graduate can continue, after successfully passing the entrance exams, in a master's degree in a subsequent or related study programme.
• The graduate can be employed as a member of artistic ensembles of professional theatres, in the media, as a worker of cultural facilities, in leading positions of amateur ensembles and drama departments of art schools and conservatories, and in a wide range of artistic, educational and organizational activities.
• A bachelor's degree graduate can continue, after successfully passing the entrance exams, in a master's degree in a subsequent or related study programme.

Study program: Theatre dramaturgy and directing
Mode of study: full-time

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Graduate profile 
Graduates of the bachelor's degree are systematically guided to profile their own creative theatre (directing and dramaturgical) personality based on the complementarity of gradually deepened knowledge, skills, experience and acquired competences in the field of art with a focus on theatre art and scenic creation.

They acquire and master creative practical artistic skills, experience, professional habits and theoretical-historical knowledge necessary for professional theatre practice as well as further development of creativity, education and self-education of the student as a comprehensively prepared personality for solving independent or partial artistic tasks and projects at the level corresponding to the degree education, or which are necessary to achieve a professional standard in the chosen study programme.

He/she masters the creative procedures, methods and means of drama dramaturgy and authorial work as well as drama direction, including directing and acting work or the basics of acting art and creation, with an emphasis on teamwork when creating a stage work, which also assumes control and communication not only in Slovak, but also in a foreign language.

He/she can apply experience and skills in creative reading, analysis and interpretation and further work with a dramatic text (ability to work with the meanings and subtexts of a dramatic text on a higher individual level) and connect them with the procedures of theoretical and practical dramaturgy. In addition to the basic methods and models of the analysis and interpretation of a dramatic text (e.g. literary-theoretical, aesthetic, dramaturgical, language and speech of drama, structure and structure of drama and dramatic dialogue, creative means of expression of a dramatic text, author's rendering strategies, functions of individual components) he/she can apply also the semantic perspective and the perspective of editing and rendering of the dramatic text depending on its potential aesthetic and emotional effect. He/she can apply analysis, interpretation and comparative procedures to both artistic and professional texts and the creation of a production. 

He/she can apply dramaturgical-analytical and critical thinking, communicate and work with a team, including solving crisis situations (is ready to take responsibility for decision-making and solving professional problems), has an overview of creative means of expression used in the creation of dramatic and staged works and is able to apply - create, present and defend his/her own dramaturgical and dramaturgical-directing concept. 

He/she controls the directing procedures of coordinating and leading the individual production components, he/she can synthesize them into an artistic concept and production intention, and later organize and lead the production process, which is a necessary prerequisite for understanding the structure of a theatrical production, the process of creating a scenic work, the aesthetic and social functions of a theatrical work, theatre reception and reflection, which include the communicative potential of the staging as part of creating a valuable artistic discourse. 

He/she is capable of independently creating a scenic work, or a unit (creation of monologue, dialogue, one-act play and full-length performance), its public presentation, promotion (creation of effective dramaturgical and promotional-documentary texts) and at the same time retrospective self-reflection and evaluation. 

The graduate has the necessary historical, theoretical and contextual insight into the issues of Slovak and world theatre and drama as part of national and European, or world cultures, important developmental socio-artistic stages and directions, significant artistic tendencies, aesthetics, poetics, personalities and their works - directions, types, movements, genres, signs and traits, creative and life attitudes. He/she knows the basic theoretical (theatrological, aesthetic, sociological, etc.) concepts, paradigms and perspectives on theatre and drama, which enable him/her to further deepen his/her knowledge and orientation in the artistic theatre discourse. He/she can take an active approach to the artistic reflection of the past and the present, their mutual influence in the context of a specific place, region, state, etc. He/she also independently connects the acquired knowledge in the field of history and theory, as well as their further application for the needs of his/her own creative activity. 

In the same way as in the field of historical theatre events and developments, he/she will acquire a basic overview in the area of
​​current tendencies in Slovak and foreign theatre production, production procedures, acting techniques, directing methods and dramaturgical production conventions, he/she will create a basic overview of current scenic production and events at home and abroad, knows theatrical terminology and uses it correctly.

During his/her studies and artistic creation, he/she is able to work independently with many sources, search for them, critically evaluate them, process and apply them for the needs of his/her directing and dramaturgical practice. 

Part of the active formation of a graduate's personality is his/her ability to perceive, understand and internalize (internalize) ethical and moral values
​​and norms, respect for the basic principles of human rights, consideration, consensus and equal treatment, respect for author's ethics and ethical handling of the intellectual property of other persons (creators) and adopting behaviour that is consistent with this. 

Creative skills and competencies applicable in practice:
• the basics of theatre direction (principles of creating mise-en-scène, arranging characters and scenic elements on stage, cooperation with other creators participating in the creation of a theatrical work – actors, dramaturg, scenographer, costume designer, musician, production manager, sound engineer, lighting engineer, etc.),
• basics of dramaturgy (analysis and interpretation of a dramatic text, analysis and interpretation of a scenic creation, dramaturgical explication of a work, adaptation of a text, dramatization of a literary work, comparison of artistic translations, dramaturgical concept, creating a bulletin and annotations for the performance, working with archival and electronic sources, documents, professional sources and citation standards),
• basics of author's work with the text (creation of author's dialogues and shorter dramatic structures),
• writing professional and popularization texts (reviews, criticisms, press releases, work with archival and electronic sources, documents, professional sources and citation standards),
• cultivated ability to verbally articulate a complex production idea and its thought accents, increasing language culture (oral and written expressions) aimed at developing personal competencies,
• knowledge of the basic mechanisms of a professional theatre institution.

Study program: Film and television directing and screenwriting
Mode of study: full-time

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Graduate profile

• A graduate of the bachelor study programme Film and television directing and screenwriting in the field of Art has the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the field of film art, based on knowledge of the history and current state of the art.
• According to the chosen specialization, a bachelor's degree graduate has mastered at least one of the basic film professions: directing, screenwriting and dramaturgy, or completed a combination of these professions during his/her studies. Alternatively, according to individual prerequisites and talent, these professions can be supplemented with production, camera, editing and sound, so that during the production of an audio-visual work, he/she can fully participate in the creation of a work of art in these professions.
• A graduate of a bachelor's degree with a focus on screenwriting and dramaturgy has theoretical knowledge of screenwriting for film, television and multimedia. He/she has basic craft skills necessary for screenwriting practice. As part of the three-year bachelor's degree, he/she is able to write a medium-length script for a film and television audio-visual work, including the adaptation of a literary work or a script for specific target groups - children and youth. He/she orients himself/herself in the individual phases of the script, from the subject to the treatment, the scene sequence to the finished work. In addition, he/she can dramaturgically analyse the work of another author, he/she knows dramaturgical terms and procedures. He/she is also able to analyse a literary work and choose appropriate means of expression for its audio-visual expression.
• The director of the documentary film is the main author of the audio-visual work. In cooperation with a collective of co-authors, he/she selects and renders reality in the form of an independent audio-visual unit. The main goal of his/her cooperation with other creators is to use effective and efficient means of film language to transform the thought and story message about human life and events taking place in the real world and to present an audio-visual work in the media space.
• The graduate is able to use his/her knowledge, gained from an intimate knowledge of Slovak and world film documentary and feature work, but also of the television environment and its multi-genre spectrum, in the creation of his/her own audio-visual projects or in team cooperation in the field of television and film.

Goals and main outcomes of education
• A bachelor's degree graduate has the prerequisites to conceptually create small-scale works of art on their own or to focus on managing their own creative artistic projects in cooperation in the field of film, television and advertising.
• A bachelor's degree graduate is prepared according to individual talent, personal prerequisites and optional specialization:
- has theoretical and practical experience with the scriptwriting and dramaturgical preparation of a one-hour feature film, at the same time he/she can creatively process a literary work into a film adaptation,
- is ready to take part in the production of documentary, journalistic and popular science films,
- has basic knowledge of the creation of audio-visual projects for specific target groups (children and youth),
- independently prepare and realize a short documentary film,
- acquires basic information and practical experience from creative film professions, camera, sound editing and production, and based on the chosen specialization can apply them in the television environment as a cameraman, editor, production or sound engineer,
- to present own solutions to assigned tasks, author's concepts and projects of film works,
- acquires the basic procedures for working in the field of film and television journalism or criticism,
- is ready to continue his/her master's studies.

Theoretical knowledge:
A graduate - Bachelor of Film Arts will receive:
- orientation in artistic processes and theoretical starting points for the creation of film and audio-visual work and its reflection,
- basic knowledge and orientation in the history of film and other arts, philosophy, aesthetics and culture in general,
- basic knowledge and orientation in the history of theoretical opinions on film, audio-visual production and mass media communication,
- basic knowledge of the theory of sensory perception and techniques, means and procedures of using artificial sensory stimuli to influence human consciousness,
- basic knowledge of legal contexts in the field of film production.

Graduate perspectives
A graduate of the bachelor's study programme Film and television directing and screenwriting can apply in practice according to his/her individual characteristics, talent prerequisites and interests, expressed in the specialization and choice of elective subjects as follows:
- author of scripts for various types of audio-visual media,
- as a dramaturg in the creation of audio-visual programmes,
- as a dramaturg, he/she can manage a smaller television workplace or video studio,
- as a director of short films,
- at a professional level, he/she manages the basic film professions, camera, editing and sound and based on the chosen specialization, he/she can work in the television environment as a cameraman, editor or sound engineer,
- can respond flexibly to the development of digital media and use them in the creative process,
- is ready to co-organize various tours of media programmes, symposia, creative workshops, film tours,
- in larger studios, they will be employed as middle service personnel in the creation of demanding audio-visual projects. (Assistant director, camera, production, management, etc.),
- is ready to reflect audio-visual production in the form of reviews and criticisms,
- after obtaining the bachelor's degree, he/she can develop his/her professional artistic growth in a subsequent or related master's study programme.