2013 University of Free State Application Registration
3 Years Full Time
The B.A. (Drama and Theatre Arts) degree is market-related and outcomes-based. Graduated students are equipped for a career as senior professional actor; director; designer; writer; technical theatre consultant for amateur or professional stage, television, film or community work; director and actor in industrial theatre projects in the private sector; cultural worker within the community; radio presenter; voice artist; tutor of drama and theatre in private studios; school teacher; college lecturer; and, with further qualifications, a university lecturer.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 year full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subject:

  • Introduction to drama and theatre as an art form

  • Drama and theatre semiotics

  • History and text analysis of the classic to the renaissance periods

  • Theatre genres, styles and acting techniques

  • Mime and movement

  • Technical theatre terminology and practice

  • Acting techniques

  • Basic speech theory and practice

  • Practical theatre programme: planning and execution

Second year subjects:

  • Technical theatre: décor, props, sound and lighting

  • Fantasy and children’s theatre

  • Theatre make-up

  • Theatre costumes

  • Theatre practice

  • Neo-classical and romantic theatre

  • Realistic theatre

Third year subjects:

  • South African theatre: history and theory

  • South African theatre: text analysis

  • South African theatre: design

  • South African theatre: casting procedures

  • African theatre: technical aspects

  • African theatre: directing and performance

  • Avant Garde theatre: design

  • Avant Garde theatre: history and theory

  • Avant Garde theatre: technical aspects

  • Avant Garde theatre: directing and performance

  • Theatre criticism

  • Radio techniques

  • Television

Careers: actor; director; designer; writer; technical theatre consultant.


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