programme with blocks
We train theatre teachers who carve their own path in the vast field of professional practice. To that end, we provide everyone with the same solid, expertise-based foundation from which you can develop through your own choice of elective learning blocks, which are led by inspiring practitioners and teachers embedded in professional practice.
All students begin with a foundation year, during which you’ll get the essential training for theatre teaching: the bedrock of your artistry and expertise. You will attend classes and join projects on fundamental subjects such as such acting, speech/singing, dance, music, theatre history and theatre orientation. You will be part of projects on theatre practice (from the perspective of costume, light, varied sources, and text) and start developing your artistic and educational skills by creating individual assignments, with your classmates as the actors.
After your foundation year, alongside your fixed curriculum classes, you will have a twice-yearly opportunity to select from a range of elective study ‘blocks’, modules that you will follow in combined groups of second, third- and fourthyear students. The fixed curriculum classes for each year of study focus on projects that prioritise connecting your artistic and teaching skills. You will benefit from input in collective theatre making projects, and become increasingly independent as you start working with actors from outside the study programme.
In parallel, you will develop your knowledge and vision through philosophy, creatorship and theatre history classes that offer plenty of opportunities for independent research. The elective study blocks for combined second and third year groups will be led by practitioners from groups specialising in work with ‘daily life experts’, such as DEGASTEN, Flow production house, The Turnclub, Sir Duke, and Internationaal Theater Amsterdam’s education department. You have the additional option of selecting classes on making theatre through mime and dance, plus a range of classes in physical and other types of performance.
At the start of the fourth year, you will embark on a selection of internships and projects that fit with your personal graduation plan. You are expected to conduct at least one of these elements abroad.
Accreditation and degree
The bachelor's programme in Theatre in Education has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited bachelor's degree in Theatre in Education and the title Bachelor Theatre in Education. Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO).