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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

The Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, also known as Stockholm Dramatiska Högskola or simply Dramaten, is a leading institution for the study of dramatic arts in Sweden. Founded in 1787, it is one of the oldest drama schools in Europe and has a reputation for producing some of the most talented actors, directors, and stage designers in the country.

The academy offers a variety of programs, including a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, a two-year Master of Fine Arts in Acting, and a one-year postgraduate program in Directing. The curriculum is based on a traditional European theater education, with an emphasis on the development of the actor’s craft and the study of classical and contemporary plays. The academy also has a strong emphasis on physical theater and movement, as well as on the use of different languages and dialects.

The academy’s facilities include several large and well-equipped performance spaces, including a main stage, a black box theater, and a studio theater, as well as a costume workshop, a scenic art studio, and a library. The academy also has a close relationship with the Royal Dramatic Theater, which provides students with the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors and to gain valuable experience in the industry.

The Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts is highly selective and competitive, with a limited number of places available each year. The selection process is based on an audition and an interview, and applicants are expected to have a strong background in theater or related arts. The academy also offers a number of scholarships and financial aid options to help students with the cost of tuition and living expenses.

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