The students of the Specialization Programme attend the technique, repertoire, improvisation classes together with the other Diploma Programme students during the first two terms, but are evaluated with specific tasks and different criteria. Depending on group and level, they also work on a different piece of repertoire.
During the second term, each student prepares and supervises a devised project with a small group of Second Year students as an outside eye, in order to get familiar and learn from a director’s position.
In the third term, students participate in classes until the end of April and, in parallel, create their own project, supervised by one or various teachers.
The process begins in February when the students must submit an initial dossier with a proposal for evaluation. An accompaniment of some production aspects until the premiere in a theatre of Barcelona is also offered.
This choice of work is free and can take different forms, depending on the student’s desire to find ways of expression and application of their knowledge learned in the school. External participants may be part of this project as artistic team members of the project.
During the months of May and June, the students get a rehearsal space in the afternoons, and the creation process is assessed by the teachers who follow up on the rehearsals. This process is usually combined with a residency in a cultural centre of the city.