Shine on stage together with classmates holding fast to that singular dream
The Musical Program trains students to become “attractive musical actors” that can take an active role on a variety of stages.
Attractive musical actors are individuals that have both the “three expressions” and the “three inner aspects”. The three expressions that comprise music are singing, dancing and acting, requiring actors to have techniques for freely manipulating their own “voice”, “body” and “words” to suit the emotions and sensibilities of the roles they play. The three inner aspects consist of enjoyment, imagination and tension. Enjoyment is about the heart that enjoys acting, imagination is the imaginative ability to see what is not visible on stage and to hear what cannot be heard, while tension is about the tense atmosphere brought about to suit the piece or the scene. A true actor has all these attributes. The three expressions and the three inner aspects comprise “external manifestations” and “inner existences”, which combined enable an actor to shine on stage. In other words, the basis for training to become an actor is about learning how to capture these aspects and how to train them.
The Musical Program aims to improve the levels of individuals through thorough instructions provided on both the theoretical and practical skills aspects in order to maximize the potentials of each individual student. Furthermore, students are given many opportunities to perform publicly while they are registered with the University, and gain abundant stage experience as they are trained to become professionals that are actively engaged in a variety of fields in the future.
- A large number of musical performances and concerts are held both on and off campus. Students take on the challenges of playing a diverse range of programs through collaborative projects conducted with jazz bands, orchestras and the like.
- The first-hand experience is also available through overseas training in New York and London.
- Spacious rehearsal rooms and dedicated studios make up substantial environments for conducting practical classes to learn the skill to “appear on stage”.
- Required Courses
- Scene Study I to IV
- MS Ensemble Practical Training I to IV
- Elective Courses for Specialization
- Dance Performance (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) 1 to 4
- Body Expression Practical Training 1 to 4
- Acting 1 to 4
- Vocal Music 1 to 4
- Voice Training 1 to 4
- Noh Comedy Practical Training 1 & 2
- English Conversation Course 1 & 2
- English Theatrical Reading
- Workshop Leader Training Course 1 & 2
- Outline of Musicals
- Production Theory 1 & 2
- Performance Theory 1 & 2
- Outline of Performing Arts
- Drama Theory
- Audition Practical Training
- Fundamental Music Theory
- Performance Music Theory I & II
- Theater Solfège I & II
- Graduation Research
- Elective Courses for Specialization & Liberal Arts Courses (common for all programs)
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