Graduation SCENE ARTS

Ideal duration: 8 semesters

Has proof of specific skills

Course coordinator: Maria Helena Franco de Araujo Bastos

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The Performing Arts course, from the Performing Arts Department (CAC), explores the constituent fields of theatrical production - acting, direction, scenography, theory, dramaturgy, criticism, history and pedagogy - in a very integrated way, based on the idea that the compartmentalization of knowledge in the production of knowledge in the arts is becoming less and less accurate.

The curriculum mixes theory and practice in approaching content related to scenic production, teaching and research, offering the possibility of double degree. That is, the student can choose to graduate as a bachelor and a licensed teacher, with great freedom to move between production and teaching without having to do more than one undergraduate course.

Training in Performing Arts, in dialogue with contemporary poetics and their aesthetic and political dimensions, aims to train, within the scope of the Bachelor's Degree, theatrical artists who develop skills as researchers and pedagogues and, under the Licentiate degree, pedagogues who develop skills as researchers and artists.

The curricular system implemented since 2017 is based on the dynamic articulation of four modes of operation: disciplines, workshops, laboratories and internships. The studios promote the development of a collective scenic project, while the study and research processes for this project take place in the laboratories.

The first four semesters correspond to the basic cycle, which brings disciplines common to all qualifications. Among them, for example, we find Poetics of the body and voice I, which seeks to lead the student to recognize the potentials of his body (such as bone structure, muscle tone, pulse and breathing) and his voice (such as diction and tonic balance) as sources of poetic language in the theater; Dramaturgy I, which studies the fundamental forms of modern dramaturgy and promotes theatrical writing exercises; and Theater and Society, which stimulates a critical debate based on the study of the possible relationships between theatrical form and social context.

From the fifth semester, students enter the specific cycle, with subjects specific to the qualification they have chosen. In this cycle, students can also opt for a double degree, taking the subjects of the Bachelor's degree simultaneously or consecutively with the Bachelor's degree.

Training in Performing Arts, in dialogue with contemporary poetics and their aesthetic and political dimensions, aims to train, within the scope of the Bachelor's Degree, theatrical artists who develop skills as researchers and pedagogues and, under the Licentiate degree, pedagogues who develop skills as researchers and artists.

The curricular system implemented since 2017 is based on the dynamic articulation of four modes of operation: disciplines, workshops, laboratories and internships. The studios promote the development of a collective scenic project, while the study and research processes for this project take place in the laboratories.

The first four semesters correspond to the basic cycle, which brings disciplines common to all qualifications. Among them, for example, we find Poetics of the body and voice I, which seeks to lead the student to recognize the potentials of his body (such as bone structure, muscle tone, pulse and breathing) and his voice (such as diction and tonic balance) as sources of poetic language in the theater; Dramaturgy I, which studies the fundamental forms of modern dramaturgy and promotes theatrical writing exercises; and Theater and Society, which stimulates a critical debate based on the study of the possible relationships between theatrical form and social context.

From the fifth semester, students enter the specific cycle, with subjects specific to the qualification they have chosen. In this cycle, students can also opt for a double degree, taking the subjects of the Bachelor's degree simultaneously or consecutively with the Bachelor's degree.

Extracurricular activities

The student can apply for scientific and monitoring scholarships, such as, for example, PIBIC (Institutional Program for Scientific Initiation Scholarships) and PEEG (Program to Encourage Undergraduate Education), which establish bridges between teaching, research and culture and extension in Performing Arts.

You can also participate in research groups or artistic groups coordinated by CAC professors, or, also, collaborate with course completion projects of other scenic students or other ECA departments.

The student can also complement his education with optional and elective subjects, which he can take in any of the teaching units of USP (even in other campuses, such as USP Leste and the Quadrilátero Saúde-Direito), deepening in knowledge that of interest to you in the Human, Exact and Biological areas.

There is also the possibility of experiencing international university exchanges during graduation, in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Chile, the United States and France.

Practice areas and labor market

The integration between Bachelor and Degree offers the professional trained in Performing Arts the opportunity to act both as a theatrical artist, as a pedagogue and researcher, able to coordinate activities in the most different fields in which theatrical art is proposed, either as a formal education modality (kindergarten, elementary and high schools) or as a socio-cultural action (in the sphere of public policies, NGOs, cultural centers, associations, prisons and several other contexts).

 

The Bachelor and Degree courses in Performing Arts, in tune with the contemporary requirements of teaching and scenic activity, stimulate the formation of an artist-researcher-pedagogue.

The connection between theory and practice provides students with the opportunity not only to act in the scenic production itself, but also in the fields of research and teaching, always linked to the social and political reality of the city. The pedagogical contents, thus, irrigate the theatrical processes and, conversely, are irrigated by them, articulated to an educational and social action. The proposal is that students become able to establish a full artistic practice, woven into educational and social actions that seek to expand the awareness and participation of those who experience them.