Additional courses for the Dramatic Arts department

See the list of additional courses you can attend in addition to the courses included in the Personal Development Program if you opt for an additional skills package. Choose four that will best advance your acting sensibility. To read a description of an individual course and its goal, click on the name of the course.

In this course, you will learn about the video medium, its potential in terms of information and creation, and various approaches to its use. Alongside the creation of the first feature films, the first film directors created their own cinematic language whose basic elements are still in use today, both in cinema and on TV. This cinematic language will be the object of our study from the perspective of cinematic photography and editing, and our goal will be to obtain the understanding of the methods by which cinema and video creators achieve specific desired effects in the eyes of the viewer.

In our studies, we will deal both with commercial types of movies and videos like traditional theatrical releases and TV shows and with avant-garde and experimental currents defying standard cinematic codes, constantly invigorating and redefining the language of moving pictures.

In this course, you will acquire the basic knowledge one should possess before engaging into any complex video-project. You will learn about technical and visual elements of video and cinema like cinematic shots, angles, line of action, various forms of editing, cinematic photography, scenes, sequences.

After you go through this course, you will be able to successfully discriminate between traditional feature films and more liberal, avant-garde forms that have been present since the very beginning of the 20th century in the form of abstract and surrealist cinema and today are part of modern music videos and experimental movies and video art.

Introduction to video production contains lessons that introduce the students to the basic principles of video production. You will learn about various occupations in video production and their roles in the creation of a movie of a TV production, from an idea to a finalized production.

In this course, you will learn the basic technology of shooting and editing, various formats and the process of production. This course is the base for the understanding of the processes and the technological requirements that make possible the creation of a movie or a TV production.

The goal of the course is to make understandable the process of production in TV or film production studios, and also to enable you to independently communicate with other participants in production process. The course will provide you with a complete understanding of the entire set of elements related to film and TV video production.

Considering the fact that this is a beginners’ course that does not require any background knowledge, in order to facilitate learning the new knowledge, everything you learn here is divided into 9 modules. This way, everyone who wants to master numerous features of this program will be able to do so gradually and without difficulties. In this course, in addition to the Adobe Premiere environment, you will also learn the aesthetics of the audio-video production and post-production.

After going through the lessons and practicing the exercises provided in the course, the student will be ready to independently edit video material, produce sound at a professional level and create graphics to incorporate it into their projects.

This course contains lessons which will introduce you to all the elements of the process of video production as part of the final phase of producing a movie or TV show. You will learn how to use Adobe Media Encoder and the various requirements in production for which you can use this software. You will also learn how to use Adobe SpeedGrade, how to apply color correction to your video materials and how to visually upgrade your entire video. In this course, you will learn everything about the connections between Adobe applications for audio and video production and how to make the best of the entire Adobe package.

The goal of this course is to enable you to independently use Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe SpeedGrade, and to actively use Adobe Dynamic Link, too. In addition to learning how to use this software, you will also learn about the aesthetic categories of color correction, the finalization of video project and the importance of postproduction in making a quality and modern video product.

This course contains the lessons that cover an entire array of subjects: from importing materials into computer, the basics of audio editing, all about audio effects and mixing to producing a final audio product. The course gradually introduces the student into the world of not only working in the latest version of Adobe Audition but also of understanding the aesthetic of audio postproduction. The course uses a large number of examples to demonstrate the basic and more complex actions and procedures in audio editing and production.

The goal of the course is to fully equip you for an independent work in Adobe Audition. This means that you will be able to independently import audio into computer, i.e. into Adobe Audition software, either by importing it or by recording it directly into the computer. You will learn how to edit and create various audio file formats, professionally and at an advanced level of technical expertise.

In this course, by means of numerous examples, you will have the opportunity to acquire an insight into all the elements that make a brand successful and the importance of the emotions it stirs among its target group. In addition to that, the lessons in this course will provide answers to the questions of how to position a brand, how to build its strength and how to increase its value. In the course, you will acquire a comprehensive picture of the initial phase of the process of creating a brand, i.e. of the techniques that will help you understand more efficiently what the client really wants.

In the course, you will learn what brand is and what elements comprise it and how to manage its structure. In addition to that, you will deal with the development and strategies of brand positioning. A part of the course is dedicated to brand creation, discussions with clients and learning about the key concepts of this area.

The goal of the course is to introduce you to the elements that make a brand, the impact they have on brand value and the methods of building brand value. Among many other things, these lessons will help you choose the ideal name for a brand and write its slogans and will provide you with numerous practical skills that will be of tremendous value in your everyday work.

The course constitutes a carefully designed and planned approach to the defining in general the activities in public relations that concern the development of identity, image and reputation of a company. In this course, you will find descriptions of the methods of creating a reputation and developing internal and external relations. The course provides a selection of the examples of best practices that demonstrate the full set of PR manager activities while in communication with target audiences and while making an influence on the opinions those audiences have about the company.

The goal of the course is to acquire the knowledge and the skills required in order to define, implement and evaluate PR strategies and tactics, and to master the theory and practice of public relations management in an organization.

The goal of public relations in crisis management is to formulate a true and competent information and provide its transmission as soon as possible. In this course, you will learn about the concept of crisis, the concept of public relations in crisis management, crisis plan and the process of communication in a crisis.

The essential goal of this course is to introduce you to the concept of public relations in crisis and the tactics and strategies of conduct in crisis situations as well as the process of communicating with target public. You will learn the basic elements of public relations in crisis situations like detecting trends and predicting events and their possible outcomes. In addition to that, the goal of this course is for you to master the activities that comprise public relations in crisis management like crisis planning, conducting unique communication actions during a crisis and applying adequate actions while facing the consequences of a crisis.  

In this course, you will learn about what makes an entrepreneur, what dominant traits this personality type possesses and how they think. In this course, you will find out are you entrepreneurial and do your current personality traits and your education match the determined features of successful entrepreneurs.

You will study the role of entrepreneur in various phases of business development and the goal is to acquire an understanding of entrepreneur’s personality and their position, as well as the understanding of the demands they are faced with while managing a company or a project.

In this course, you will study a variety of areas, starting from learning how to even begin working on a project, through learning how to behave in a job interview, at business meetings, business dinners, presentations and many other things. The emphasis is put on conversation and the development of conversational skills.

The goal of the course is for you to learn the vocabulary of modern business, to train you in business correspondence and help you actively participate at business meetings and conferences that require proficiency in English.