MAJOR AT THE MASTER’S DEGREE LEVEL „MULTIMEDIA PERFORMING ARTS”

MAJOR AT THE MASTER’S DEGREE LEVEL „MULTIMEDIA PERFORMING ARTS” – THE ONLY IN THE BALTICS

RISEBA is proud to offer an innovative major at the Master’s Degree level “MULTIMEDIA PERFORMING ARTS”. Starting from September 2015 it will be possible for you to study synthesis of arts, learn how to create, organize and direct multimedia projects, concerts, events and performances of different kinds.

“The course is unique due to its integrated approach to contemporary performing arts with the focus on the current demand and fast development of types of media. For more than ten yeas I have been involved in discovering the opportunities of synthesis of arts and modes of expression – visual arts, acting and dancing techniques, theory of culture, dance movement therapy. I would like to share my experience and together with my students broaden the understanding of arts, live through creative discoveries”, says Simona Orinska, Master of Arts and Health Management, the author of the program, dance therapist, supervisor, artist and director of the company IDEAGNOSIS. 

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The new specialization allows exploring the multimedia aspect of performing arts and aesthetics of performance through the exchange of experience and knowledge in the synthesis of various types of art. The program takes into account the new aesthetics of performance, which prescribes the wide application of multimedia and body techniques, interaction, spontaneity, the bodily presence of spectators, cooperation and process as the theatrical value, visual elements, evolution of theatre space, creation of sound sculptures and installations. As a result of the study process, your professional skills will have improved and you will have broadened your creative thinking.

            The practical component during the studies is no less important. During the two-year program students create their projects acquiring the skill of applying different types of media. The studies are held in English and take place on workday evenings and Saturdays.

            During the first study year as an integrated part of the “Audiovisual Media Arts” program the following courses are offered: Сinematography, Aesthetics of New Nedia and Movie Editing, Audiovisual Performance and Animation, Directing, Visual Semiotics and Media Design. The second year helps students focus on their specialization through study modules: Body Movement Techniques, Audiovisual Media, Principles of Visual Arts. They will study such subjects as Visual Spatial Thinking, Interdisciplinary Scenography,Process Art, Videodance Directing, Contemporary Dance and Improvisation, Butoh Dance and Somatic Methods, Methods and Techniques of Physical and Dramatic Theatre, Acoustic Art, Dance and Performance Staging. To provide additional support to students in their professional activities and help develop cooperation skills special courses will be organized as well – Professional Focus Group and Group Management.

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Due to its interdisciplinary character, the program is aimed not only at experienced art professional but also graduates in other fields. During the enrolment process the applicant’s motivation, purpose, creative thinking and experience (past and current projects) will be considered. The applicant will have to present a portfolio. Entrance exams are scheduled in August and include an interview and a practical task.

           The final requirement of the program is Master Paper. Students are expected to present their project – a multimedia concert, an audiovisual event and/or performance. Upon the successful completion of the program Master Degree in Audiovisual Media Arts is granted. The knowledge and skills gained during the study process will be essential in directing multimedia projects of different types, being a multiartist or producer able to compete at the international level.

          Edge Hill University (UK) and the Danish National School of Performing Arts are our cooperation partners within Erasmus, so student and teaching staff exchange will be part of the study process. If necessary, the program will be tailored to students’ needs and interests.

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