The Acting Department has been part of the Drama School since 1930, based on its regulations, as defined in the Regulatory Decree of 14 December 1943 (issue one, sheet 416 of the Government Gazette) and in Presidential Decree number 93 of the Government Gazette (no. 172, 1/10/2018) with the amendment of PD 336/1983 concerning the organisation and operation of the National Theatre of Greece’s Higher School of Dramatic Art.
The Department works towards the artistic awareness, professional training and the appropriate education of young people seeking to pursue an acting career. The course lasts three years and is free of charge.
The classes on the course are classified into three categories:
Acting classes: These classes are taught by professional actors and directors with teaching experience. There are three teachers each year.
Theoretical classes: Dramaturgy, History of Theatre, Elements of Modern Greek Literature, History of Cinema. These classes are taught by appropriate teachers for each subject.
Technical classes: Gymnastics & Dance, Expressive Movement & Dance, Traditional Greek Dances, Stage Combat, Music, Elocution, Theatrical Song, and Design (Set, Costume and Make-Up). All the above classes are taught in each of the three years.
The Acting Department is part of the Drama School, which is under the supervision and responsibility of the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Greece, is managed by its Director or Head of Studies, as well as the Teachers’ Association, bodies that have the responsibility for any educational, administrative or disciplinary issue that may arise.
Latest updated: 28/02/2023