Mexican Masters Programme 2012-2014

for Theatre Training Methods for innovative pedagogical practice


Within the framework of the World Theatre Training Laboratory for theatre research, a new course of studies for Acting Teachers has been launched at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in co-operation with European Theatre Academies.

August 2012 – March 2014

The new face of acting teachers

A master programme for Theatre Training Methods for innovative pedagogical practice

supported by the European Commission programme Culture
conducted by AKT-ZENT research centre of ITI
European Association for Theatre Culture (EATC)
Artistic director: Dr. Jurij Alschitz
Programme directors:
Christine Schmalor (AKT-ZENT), Prof. Mario Espinosa (UNAM/CUT)

The new programme was launched in order to establish vocational training for acting and directing teachers to qualify to the highest professional standards.

It is based on a pedagogical method of creation, which enables students to develop their own training, and their own work-method, with the aim of working as multipliers in the international context in theatre and theatre training.

The course of study started with 24 students of 10 nationalities – 17 of them went through the final open exams in March 2014.

The programme was tought in four semesters, each one as concentrated session of one month

I          August / September 2012
II         February 2013
III         August / September 2013
IV        February 2014 – final exam

The course of studies included one practical experience as participant or assistant in one of the following activities:

  • European Laboratories: research on training methods with invited actors;
  • International Theatre Summer Academy: meeting point for young actors, directors, pedagogues, held in a European country, guided by the European Team of Teachers;
  • open seminars in Europe on specific topics of training.

The final results were presented in Mexico in various universities with open lessons, lectures, discussions and presentations.

In Europe, the programme was presented on the occasion of the World Theatre Day in Paris: one week of Masdterclasses led by invited Graduates, the team of teachers and the artistic director.

Dr. Jurij Alschitz presented the manifest: “The new Face of the Acting Teacher” as fundament the following M.A.programme “Teaching Professional Theatre Practice”.

A consortium of Universities was founded.

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