The Toneelacademie Maastricht offers a broad professional acting program You learn to deal with theatrical forms both old and new. You intensively train the expressiveness of your body and your voice. During the actingprojects, you get to know a variety of directors , acting styles and methods. You work a lot of the time with students in the Performance and Directing programs. That’s not just inspiring, it also broadens your horizon concerning what theatre involves. Acting for the camera is also an important part of your program, as is your musical development. Every student takes singing lessons. You can also take an extra program if you want to perform music and/or learn to compose.
Acting requires guts! You yourself are the instrument. As an actor, you are constantly doing battle with yourself and the theatre content. That demands a considerable amount of drive and perseverance. And authenticity.
During the theory lessons, you learn about theatrical traditions and our cultural heritage. In doing so, you always create a bridge with the present. What does acting mean nowadays? You think critically about trends in the world of theatre and beyond. You learn how to determine your own views and give words to them.
Together with your student counsellor/mentor, you work out your own program sequence. You do a number of work placements and you perform in the Netherlands and beyond.
The Academy’s teachers and all the guest teachers have at least one foot in the actual world of the performing arts in the Netherlands or the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. They inspire and guide you on your path in theatre.
The Acting program is a 4-year full-time day-time program.