Bachelor in Theatre

The Manufacture offers a Bachelor programme for actors in which stagecraft is constantly honed by theory, research and experimentation.

It seeks to train actors who are independent, responsible and inventive, capable not only of taking an active part in the creative process but also of perfecting their technique, asserting their individuality and acquiring an all-round understanding of the artistic adventures upon which they embark.

The full-time programme alternates between regular classes and practical and experimental workshops with guest artists.

Practical Information

Full time
3 years
180 ECTS
French mandatory
High school diploma
500 CHF/semester
Delphine RosayCoordinator of studies

Course objectives

  • To master the actor’s theoretical and technical tools in the service of creativity ;
  • To develop a personal artistic identity and approach to art ;
  • To develop an attitude towards artistic research and experimentation ;
  • To develop a reflexive approach to art connected to today’s society ;
  • To discover a variety of performing art forms, aesthetics, writings and cultures.

Course content

Teaching is built around three main pillars which develop over the three year period: from acquiring a basic understanding to consolidating practical skills, and finally learning to become independent.

  • Technical aspects focus on understanding, perfecting and extending the basic tools of the actor (movement, voice, presence) in their diversity of use and expressive capacities.
  • Theory provides a sound historical and dramaturgical knowledge of works and currents, with a view to developing contextual, critical and reflective thought which can support the actor’s work on stage. It provides the necessary methodological tools to allow scope for curiosity and analysis.
  • Practical work is central to the course. Through its pluralistic approach to performance and characterisation it situates students between a tradition of the actor based on appropriation of dramatic text with its specific poetics and varying contexts, and the creation of forms and narratives derived essentially from presence on the stage.
  • The Bachelor programme ends with the production of an original solo performance lasting around thirty minutes, and the writing of a theoretical dissertation of between twenty and thirty pages offering a contextualised critique of the performance.

Actors are gradually encouraged to perform in public and gain independence by completing personal projects. The degree also includes a cinematographic approach to acting and participation in the leaving tour. Lastly, students benefit from coaching designed to ease their transition as professionals into the world of the arts.

  • 17.05.16
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    03.07.16

    17.05 - 03.07.2016

    Si seulement j'avais une mobylette, j'aurais pu partir loin de tout ce merdier...

    Graduation play directed by Frank Vercruyssen (tg STAN), with the actors of class H, Bachelor in Theatre.

  • 21.03.16
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    23.03.16

    21.03 - 23.03.2016

    Graduation Solos - Actors class H

    With the soli from Marion Chabloz, Danae Dario, Romain Daroles, Maxime Gorbatchevsky, Cécile Goussard, Arnaud Huguenin, Loïc Le Manac'h, Chloë Lombard, Adrien Mani, Mélina Martin, Clémence Mermet, Matteo Prandi, Marie Ripoll, David Salazar, Margot Van Hove and Lisa Veyrier.

  • 27.05.15
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    28.06.15

    27.05 - 28.06.2015

    Lac

    Graduation play of the Bachelor in Theatre, actors class G. Custom-made play from Pascal Rambert. Stage direction Denis Maillefer

  • 01.04.15
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    20.02.16

    01.04.2015 - 20.02.2016

    Graduation Solos - Class G 3/3

    with the soli from Jonas Lambelet, Raphaël Vachoux, Simon Bonvin, Marie Fontannaz, Cyprien Colombo

  • 31.03.15

    31.03.2015

    Graduation Solos - Class G 2/3

    with the soli from Simon Labarrière, Magali Heu, Lara Khattabi, Thomas Lonchampt, Lola Giouse

  • 30.03.15
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    20.02.16

    30.03.2015 - 20.02.2016

    Graduation Solos - Class G 1/3

    with the soli from Emma Pluyaut-Biwer, Mathias Brossard, Jérôme Chapuis, Nastassja Tanner, Judith Goudal

  • 24.04.17
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    12.05.17

    24.04 - 12.05.2017

    Workshop with Richard Maxwell

    "Écrire, traduire, représenter"
    Expérimentation artistique des étudiants du Bachelor Théâtre, Promo I, dirigée par Richard Maxwell

  • 20.05.17

    20.05.2017

    "Cabaret" at Forum Meyrin

    Tiago Rodrigues avec les étudiants de la promo I, du Bachelor Théâtre, dans le cadre du Festiago, au Forum Meyrin