Conservatory-Style Theatre Experience in Europe
LMU Theatre Arts in Bonn and Berlin offers a combination of courses that focus on theatre in the European context; the acting styles of Konstantin Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Chekhov, Le Coq, Mask work, and the more conceptual deconstructionist post-modern European design and directing styles. The program is open to all LMU theatre majors and is typically offered every other year.
Taught by European professionals in their field and LMU faculty in the LMU tradition, students will benefit from a conservatory-style course format with in-depth and rigorous theoretical and practical theatre training with Master teachers from the Moscow Art Theatre, in Moscow, Russia, and the Academy of Dramatic Arts at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Students begin their studies in Bonn at Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AiB), and will spend significant time in Berlin taking in the theatre scene in this acclaimed European capital. Students then travel to Zagreb, Croatia to train in intense physical theatre and mask work at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the past, the program has included such locations as travelling to Moscow to study Stanislavski at the acclaimed Moscow Art Theatre (MAT). Students return to Germany to begin rehearsals for a capstone production in a professional theatre in Bonn.
Students will enroll in 6 required courses, and three optional courses for a total of 15-21 units, and 24 units with a 3.5 GPA.