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Faculty III – Faculty of Vocalism and Acting

Dean
prof. dr Andrzej Nanowski

Office hours:
Mondays, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
room 203, Yellow Building
e-mail: a.nanowski@amuz.gda.pl
tel. (+48 58) 300 92 32

Deputy Dean
prof. dr hab. Dariusz Paradowski

Office hours:
Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
room 203, Yellow Building
e-mail: d.paradowski@amuz.gda.pl
tel. (+48 58) 300 92 32

Dean’s Office of Faculty III
Kamil Górzyński

Office hours:
Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursdays – closed
room 209, Yellow Building
tel. (+48 58) 300 92 98
e-mail: k.gorzynski@amuz.gda.pl

The department educates former pupils of secondary schools to become soloists whose versatile preparation comprising actor and vocal skills will enable them to work on stage – at an opera, operetta, musical as well as perform other vocal forms – song, cantata, oratorio. The studies last six years and are conducted exclusively as a full-time course.

Receiving a degree at the Vocal-Acting Department altogether with completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Education entitles the graduates to pedagogical work at academies of music, pedagogical academies, universities and music schools of the 1st and 2nd degree.

The course curriculum comprises vocal preparation (solo singing, vocal bands, studying opera and oratorio parts), stage preparation (diction, poem, prose, acting exercises, dance, characterization) as well as all-music and humanistic development.

A special emphasis is put on practical classes on the stage. The students often take part in miscellaneous concerts as well as prepare plays and musicals under the supervision of their professors. They also have an opportunity to develop their skills at international master courses that take place in the SMAM in Gdańsk. So far they have been conducted by the singers of the world-wide reputation including: Fedora Barbieri, Rolando Panerai, Renata Scotto, Katia Ricciarelli, Salvatore Fisichella, Paul Esswood, Claudio Desderi.

Faculty of Vocalism and Acting, field of specialization: Solo Singing
Studies prepare for concert performance (oratorios, cantatas, lieder) and work in opera theaters.

Faculty of Vocalism and Acting, field of specialization: Musical
Studies prepare for work in music theaters.

The diploma of completing studies at the Faculty of Vocalism and Acting together with the certificate of finishing the Teacher Training Course entitles the graduate to undertake professional teaching activity.

First cycle studies (bachelor’s course)
Field of study: Vocal Performance
Field of specialization: Solo Singing

The graduate is a professional vocalist. Studies develop vocal skills, music knowledge and general humanistic knowledge.
Solo Singing and Vocal Ensemble classes develop students’ vocal skills and ability to sing in ensembles as well as familiarize students with basic vocal styles and interpretation canons.
Acting and dance classes taken during studies help the graduate inrole preparation.
The graduate can independently work on smaller vocal parts in operas and oratorios in terms of music, vocal and acting. Also, the graduate can become a soloist or ensemble member as well as apply for second cycle studies (master’s course).

Second cycle studies (master’s course)
Field of study: Vocal Performance
Field of specialization: Solo Singing

Students work on expanding the knowledge gained during first cycle studies (bachelor’s course). Solo Singing and Vocal Ensemble classes develop students’ vocal skills further, focusing on individual predispositions that allow students to  choose a specialization (Baroque music, opera, oratorio-cantata). The graduate is a well-educated vocalist and musician who possesses advanced theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for developing independent artistic activity.  The aim is to prepare soloists to undertake stage and concert activity in cooperation with vocal, opera and oratorio ensembles. The graduate can apply for third cycle studies (doctoral course).

First cycle studies (bachelor’s course)
Field of study: Vocal Performance
Field of specialization: Musical

Students develop their vocal, acting and dance skills to the point of being able to prepare roles for musicals independently. Emphasis is placed on the ability to simultaneously use all three skills (vocal, acting, dance) during performances. The graduate can work as a soloist or ensemble member in music theaters.