Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
T +32 3 244 18 00 - F +32 3 238 90 17
Drama 1719/1914/2021/1/25
Study guide

Drama 1

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Dance, programme stage 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Tuytschaever Karel
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2020 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Short description

Exploring the personality and artistry of the dance artist is the main goal.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

Embodies a wide range of dance skills
Acquires anatomical insight and skills in the use of voice
Acquires theoretical insight and fundamental embodiment of body language and facial expression
Cultivates authenticity in stage presence
Cultivates a range of performative qualities
Investigates methods to express an inner world
Develops and expresses a personal voice within the conceptualisation and creation of own artistic work
Investigates methods to express an inner world
Explores expressivity in voice
Analyses space and its capacity to build tension between performers
Interacts and collaborates with other disciplines and practices
Explores how awareness and training in drama can contribute to overall performativity

Course content

Through concrete theatrical exercises – based or a text or improvisation tasks - the student learns to express him/her self in an authentic embodied way. The main focus lies on the exploration and investigation of own theatrical embodied states and transformations, rather than on a fixed form of presentation. The embodied theatrical skills trained in this class will support the dance students in the development of their performative skills and own artistic voice.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Trotter DANCE: study guide for the bachelor dance programme

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis15,00 hours
Practicum15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)25,00
Academic yearArtistic praxis25,00
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment50,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must always be present during the lessons for this course unit.
During these lessons, permanent evaluation takes place. This permanent evaluation counts towards the realization of the entire examination mark for this course unit.
If the student is unlawfully absent for more than 1/5th of the lessons, they will receive 0/20 for the part 'permanent evaluation'.

Conditions for legitimate absence:
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- A previously requested absence, approved by the artistic coordinator