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Acting School

Acting Studies – Specialization: Film Acting
at the Film and Photography Department of the Academy of Film, Art and Design in Łódź

When launching the acting school, the organizers were guided by the reflection that the modern film industry, with its multi-million world-wide audience, requires special training for film makers, and actors with specific skills, without which the film could not exist. The comparison of this profession with the profession of a theatre actor actually reveals differences in the process of film production from the process of theatre production as well as the different means by which an actor communicates in these two forms.

With the above in mind, the Department of Film and Photography at the Academy of Film, Art and Design in Łódź, undertook the task of educating film actors without trying to compete with traditional acting schools.

A 3-year study course based on the issues connected with work on a film set enriched with the basics of acting, such as diction and voice emission, interpretation of prose and poetry, actors' scenes extended by various forms of their implementation, have been supplemented with humanities, such as art history or history and film theory, in order to embed the students of the School in a culture that is conditional to the creative profession of a film actor. Classes at the School do not constitute preparation for academies or higher theatre schools, although the knowledge and skills acquired at the Acting School may be helpful when applying to such institutions.

Basic subjects covered:

  1. Acting tasks / interpretation of the text and role
  2. Interpretation: prose, classic and contemporary poetry, song. Work with a film script
  3. Working in front of the camera / cooperation with the director and film operator, awareness of the use of technical elements in film and television, such as light.
  4. Diction and voice emission
  5. Stage movement awareness - movement aesthetics and expression, improvisation
  6. History of theatre, film, modern art, elements of cultural anthropology
  7. English language course