Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Performance and Scenic Improvisation 112041/2805/2223/1/31
Study guide

Performance and Scenic Improvisation 1

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 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: Joosten Guido
Other teaching staff: Anthonis Luc
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2022 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


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


having passed Vocal studies 1 AND having passed Presentation and Scenic Improvisation OR having passed Performance 1.

Educational organisation (text)

The lessons are given in groups in a large room.
Attendance per semester of a performance of the Theatre Programme at the RCA is recommended.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course units: Voice 1 and Presentation & scenic improvisation

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student can analyse a text (various stylistic periods from standard opera repertoire) independently and as part of a group, can give shape to a character and can develop and collaborate on a (dramatic) concept.

Course content

Read the vademecum.

There is a structural structure to the acting course. First of all, the course starts with the text analysis of dramatic works in the mother tongue (for foreign students in English, French or German). These are applied in primary acting techniques (monologue or dialogue form). In a second phase, music is added (recitative form). Then we move on to the arias and later the ensembles. The student must also present an extensive role study. This is one role from the repertoire that is chosen in consultation and studied in all its aspects (during one academic year). The student must present this role on stage and analyse it theoretically in a thesis.

Scenic improvisation
Exercises to promote a supple and flexible body. Breathing exercises. Exercises in space (alone or in groups) using music. Carrying out assignments that allow the student to explore imagination and empathy. Improvisation exercises. Working on improvisation and diction on the basis of simple texts. General preparation for later performance lessons.

Study material (text): Mandatory

CD recordings
Visual material
Theatre texts/ scores
Most of the acting lessons take place in the presence of a repetiteur for the musical accompaniment (piano)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis45,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours135,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic practical assessment100,00