The structure of the program is the same as for the Acting and Directing programs. Performers also follow a linear basic program lasting one and a half years and an advanced program with workshop projects and perhaps work placements.
The first year consists of 5 or 6 periods, each with a fixed lesson schedule of about 30 hours.
Your first year starts with a Shakespeare project, together with students in the Directing, Theatre Design and Acting programmes. Periods follow in the course of the year during which you study your specific main subject, alternating with more general projects such as making TV programs for local television.
Acting and staging projects always conclude with a presentation. Your progress, what you have learned, and the points you need to focus on are determined three times in the course of the year.
In your second year, you work with guest instructors from the profession. You often work within a group. You improve your technique and knowledge of theory. You work mainly on projects that are specific to your own program as a performer. You go in search of your own individuality and autonomy.
The workshops begin in the advanced part of your program, with students from the second, third, and fourth years working together. In consultation with your student counsellor, you choose from a range running from youth theatre to multimedia performances and from repertory theatre to experimental theatre. As a Performer, you can also arrange to participate in a workshop for the Acting program. Some workshops are specifically for a particular program, some are as a co-production with a theatre company, and some are international.
In your third and fourth year, you work with guest directors and sometimes at work placement venues elsewhere.