Department of Theatre
The Department of Theatre in Romanian is the oldest department of our faculty. It offers programs that combine students’ practical training with theoretical training in programs designed to serve diverse artistic orientations and career paths.
The courses offered focus on the formation of imaginative and creative thinking, the refinement of performance skills, the development of artistic expression, historical and theoretical knowledge in the field, and the ability to use classical as well as experimental and alternative theatrical techniques to create innovative artistic productions. A hallmark of our pedagogical approach is encouraging students to explore the relationship of the performing arts to current social and cultural practices and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration with departments, faculties and performing arts institutions at home and abroad. Benefiting from a balanced curriculum and rich professional experience during their studies, our graduates are able to cultivate a wide range of artistic and critical skills designed to optimize their career options.
The Department of Theatre (Romanian) offers the following specialisations at undergraduate level: Acting, Theatre Directing, Theatre Studies, and at master level: Theatre Arts, Performing Arts and Film, Management and Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Hungarian Theatre Institute
The Department of Theatre in Hungarian is one of the most prestigious Hungarian language departments in the field of theatre and performing arts in Romania. The department offers programs that combine students’ practical training with theoretical training in programs designed to serve diverse artistic orientations and career paths.
The courses offered focus on the formation of imaginative and creative thinking, the improvement of performance skills, the development of artistic expression, historical and theoretical knowledge in the field, the ability to use classical theatrical techniques, as well as experimental and alternative ones, in order to create innovative artistic productions. A hallmark of our pedagogical approach is encouraging students to explore the relationship of the performing arts to current social and cultural practices and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration with departments, faculties and performing arts institutions at home and abroad. Benefiting from a balanced curriculum and rich professional experience during their studies, our graduates are able to cultivate a wide range of artistic and critical skills designed to optimize their career options.
The Hungarian Department of Theatre offers majors in Acting and Theatre Studies at undergraduate level, and Contemporary Theatre/Acting, Theatre Studies at master’s level.
Department of Film and Media
The Department of Cinematography and Media trains professionals in the fields of Cinematography, Photography, Media (CFM) and Filmology (FLM). Graduates of these majors will gain the skills needed for successful careers in television, film, cultural institutions, film and television production companies, new media content production or cultural journalism.
The Cinema-Photography-Media specialisation trains future filmmakers, cinematographers, editors or television producers, secretaries and broadcast directors. The faculty has its own studio, as well as the assistance of professors with solid experience in various fields. During the three years, students will learn skills related to film and television production (documentaries, reports, surveys, interviews, news, etc.). They will go through the stages of television productions, filming, editing, post-editing, making animated television graphics and special effects, television set design, artistic direction of film and television images, audio-video processing and post-processing to the quality standards required in the audio-visual industry.
The Filmology specialisation trains professionals in film scriptwriting, journalism and cultural management in the field of cinema. Filmology graduates have the opportunity to become short and feature film screenwriters, film critics and analysts, art critics, art consultants, cultural journalists and press correspondents or professional instructors for the film network. Students will be able to develop their ability to relate critically to film by studying a broad overview of national cinema, genres and themes in their historical, cultural and aesthetic contexts, study Romanian, European, American or world cinema, analyse films from different periods and contexts in a professional manner, gain professional skills that will help you in an impressive number of careers in the media industry.
The Master is aimed at graduates with a Bachelor’s degree from all vocational faculties (Theatre, Film, Media, Visual Arts, Music) as well as those from related social and humanities fields, interested in developing their personal creativity and teamwork skills in one of the most dynamic and challenging fields of contemporary culture. The curriculum is multi- and cross-disciplinary oriented, offering semester-long, culturally wide-ranging, critically oriented theoretical courses and a wide range of optional or elective courses whose dominant perspective is creative. The overall objective of the Master’s programme is to simultaneously develop the analytical and artistic capacities of young people interested in the performing arts (theatre, performance, film, video arts, etc.) from both an individual and group production perspective and from a critical and research perspective. Masters students are encouraged to work, in optional and elective courses, both individually and in mixed teams, on original scripts and productions.
Hungarian Film and Media Department
The Department of Cinematography and Media in Hungarian trains professionals in the fields of Cinematography Photography, Media. Graduates of these majors will gain the skills necessary for successful careers in television, film, cultural institutions, companies specializing in film and television production, new media content production or cultural journalism.
The programme offers various practical and theoretical courses aimed at developing both technical skills and knowledge of equipment use, as well as students’ creative skills and critical, formal, theoretical and historical thinking and analysis. Students will benefit from the vision, flexibility and practical tools needed to approach and integrate into today’s ever-changing professional environment. This department is among the few in Romania that offers training in Hungarian in the field of Film and Media.
The department offers specialisations in Film and Television Imaging and Multimedia: Sound, Editing at undergraduate level and Master studies in the Art of Short Film.
Doctoral School of Theatre and Film
The Doctoral School of Theatre and Film, part of the Faculty of Theatre and Film of Babeș-Bolyai University since 2009, includes doctoral study programmes in two professional-artistic and research fields, which are combined in an interdisciplinary dialogue: the field of Theatre and Performing Arts, and the field of Film and Media.
The PhD programme in Theatre and Performing Arts aims to train specialists in the field of theatre research and performance arts studies, combining theoretical research and discourse in theatre criticism with research based on artistic creation, in practice as research. The doctoral studies on theatricality and performativity, on dramaturgy and on Romanian and universal dramaturgy and performance art are associated with those dedicated to different methodologies of stage creation, creative strategies and theatre pedagogy related to the art of the actor/performer and the director. At the same time, the doctoral programme in Theatre and Performing Arts encourages interdisciplinary interpretative perspectives, in which theatre approaches enter into dialogue with those on visual culture, and aesthetics meets cultural anthropology.
The PhD programme in Cinema and Media offers the possibility to develop research projects that study a diverse range of types of audio-visual productions, including studies of cinema, television, video art, but also new media based on the Internet. Participants in this research programme will have the opportunity to study elements of aesthetics, ideology, visual culture, as well as contemporary technologies used in the main forms of audio-visual production, the most important of which are cinema and television. Studies in this area will focus on a multidisciplinary approach, dealing with both national and international productions, and will not be limited to traditional academic contexts, but will encourage the discovery of new spheres of interaction between the arts of visual representation.