AiB LMU Theater Arts
In Cooperation with:
Loyola Marymount University & Institute for Education and Social Innovation (ibugi)
The AiB LMU Theater Arts semester program offers majors of theater a combination of courses that focus on theater in the European context, including the acting styles of Konstantin Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Chekhov, Le Coq, and Mask work, and the more conceptual deconstructionist post-modern European design and directing styles. Taught by European professionals in their field and LMU faculty in the LMU tradition, students will benefit from 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 in a conservatory-style course format. Students will gain a broad understanding of and skillset in European theater craft.
Janette Yamanian (Senior Academic Manager) – jy
THEA 435 – Balkan Spirit in Drama (3 credits) – taught by US faculty
This theoretical seminar analyzes and familiarizes students with the specific features of Balkan theater in preparation for the academic workshops and theater visits in Zagreb, Croatia.
THEA 450 – Theater Practicum: Crew (3 credits) – taught by AiB faculty
This course is focused on the individual crew contributions for the final stage production.
THEA 498.1 – European Acting Technique (3 credits) – taught by AiB faculty
This course is designed as a practical in-depth study of the Stanislavski method and approach to the acting process as applied while incorporating various techniques to develop body awareness, imagination, emotional access, physical actions, psychological gestures and complex theatrical characters.
THEA 498.2 European Acting Technique II (3 credits) – taught by AiB faculty
This class is designed as practical in-depth study of Bertolt Brecht’s Epic Political Theatre approach to the acting process and directing process. Techniques learned and applied are gestus Verfremdung (distancing or estrangement effect), the use of 3rd person in character development, partner exercises, and video and camera acting.
THEA 498 – Advanced European Movement (3 credits) – taughty by AiB faculty
This course is designed as a practical in-depth study for the European approach to physical movement and vocal speech for the actor. Techniques include Movement for Actors, Stage Combat, Eurythmy and Le Coq technique.
THEA 490 – Senior Thesis (3 credits) – taught by US faculty
Students in their senior semester work on an individual senior thesis together with the accompanying faculty member.
THEA 351 – Theater Performance Practicum (3 credits) – taught by AIB faculty
Coursework is focused on individual acting work and individual performance during the final stage production.
– Advanced Scene Study (3 credits) – taught by AIB faculty
Styles in European Physicality and Drama will be analyzed and practiced in Bonn and with master teachers at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. A focus will be on Michael Chekhov, Le Coq and Voice Techniques.
GERM 1998 – Elementary German (4 credits) – taught by AiB faculty
This course is aimed at students without any preexisting knowledge of the German language. The goal is to give students the ability to speak, understand, read and write German on a basic level. Everyday conversational skills that students will need outside of the classroom are highly emphasized. Additionally, the academic contents of the course will cover aspects of German history, directly connecting the learning of the language with a better understanding of the students’ study abroad location.
Students with prior German knowledge can choose an advanced class.
Academic Extended Study Tours:
2 Days Eifel
3 Days Berlin
14 Days Mocow, Russia
5 Days Zagreb, Croatia
Academic Regional Study Tours:
Multiple academic one-day study tours to regional locations such as Cologne, Wuppertal and local theaters.
Cultural & Social Activities:
AiB Charity Day, Bonn Marathon, Rhine River Cruise,
Professional stage production and professional stage play at the end of semester at a public theater in Bonn.
host families, hostels/hotels (during Academic Extended Study Tours)
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