Drama - Directing
The “directing” track (language: Dutch, English or French) – we tend to prefer the broader neologism “theatre maker” – focuses on the development of your individual work and will take the form of a coherent hands-on research track that will be elaborated by means of two fully-fledged artistic projects (public presentations). This track presupposes considerable experience in the concerned artistic activities.
This MA programme is hosted by the theatre department of RITCS | School of Arts, which also organizes BA programs in acting, directing and theatre technique (production, light design, set design, sound and video). Our MA programme welcomes prospective candidates with a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts. The RITCS Master of Theatre is internationally acknowledged and accredited by the NVAO.
You will work in an interdisciplinary environment aimed at the development of your personal work as a performer or director, whether this work is developed individually or in close collaboration with other artists. You will work within the broad field of (music) theatre and performance art. The backbone of this tailor-made MA programme will be taken up by your practice-based artistic research, which will be developed in permanent negotiation with an audience and the broader context of the arts world. At the end of the academic year the graduation projects are presented in a festival which the school organizes in collaboration with Bronks (www.bronks.be), Kaaitheater (www.kaaitheater.be) and KVS (www.kvs.be).
If you wish to discover more about the program, please find further details via 'master' or in our information brochure.
The Master in Theatre is coordinated by a mentor who will act as your artistic and intellectual sparring partner throughout the year, together with a team of staff members.
The programme works with a wide variety of artists, dramaturges and academics, including: Dirk Verstockt (dramaturge, director, critic), Eurudike De Beul (singer, Peeping Tom), Ruud Gielens (actor, director), Stef Lernous (director Abattoir Fermé), Geert Opsomer (dramaturgy), Karel Vanhaesebrouck (theory), Raven Ruëll (director), Klaas Tindemans (dramaturgy), Harry Cole (light design), Carly Wijs (actor, director), Tania van der Sanden (actor), Sanja Mitrovic (director, performer), Tom Dupont (writer, director) and many others. Students in the directing track can propose their own coaches. The theory seminars are taught by our in-house professors Lieven De Cauter, Geert Opsomer, and Dominiek Hoens.
Students holding a Flemish BA degree in Drama (acting) have direct access to the MA programme in Performing Arts (acting). However, participating in the auditions and subsequent workshop is highly recommended. All other candidates should follow the application procedure. For full information on how to apply, we would like to ask you to consult our information brochure with all further details on the procedure and minimum requirements.
In both cases (acting and directing) you will be asked to prepare a short presentation / performance / act that will provide the jury with an insight in your personal universe. As a starting point you take an existing text (a theatre text, a self-written text, a passage from a novel, etc.). Use this text as a basis to create a performance or intervention that is theatrically interesting for a spectator. The live dimension of your intervention is, of course, of crucial importance. In other words, you need to perform something live on stage yourself. The presentation takes 10 to 15 min.
Candidates for the acting program will receive an additional text (in Dutch) which they will need to memorize and perform. Candidates for the directing program will be asked to bring a portfolio containing personal work, sources of inspiration, crucial documents, etc.
Deadline admission: 18.03.2020
Workweek: 29.06.2020 - 03.07.2020