PG_IMPR_MU Improvisation workshop

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Petr Holík (lecturer)
Mgr. Ingrid Procházková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Sucháček (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Vrtalová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Petr Sucháček
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PG_IMPR_MU/01: Thu 19. 11. 9:00–11:40 VP, Thu 26. 11. 9:00–11:40 VP, Thu 3. 12. 9:00–11:40 VP, Thu 10. 12. 9:00–11:40 VP, H. Vrtalová
PG_IMPR_MU/02: Thu 3. 12. 9:00–12:40 C41, Thu 10. 12. 9:00–12:40 C41, 15:00–18:40 C41, Thu 17. 12. 9:00–12:40 C41, P. Holík
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 32 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 23/32, only registered: 0/32, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/32
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Improvisation is defined as an ability to react effectively to an unexpected situation, be it atmosphere in a class, unexpected question or unpredictable external impulse. Students will learn to stay calm and no to be caught off-guard. Staying calm results in the fact that they will be able to promptly choose suitable reaction and lead their students/pupils/working team to solution of the unexpected situation. Students will learn to be oriented in what is going on in a group and engage its members to the solution. Students also gain self-confidence in public speaking and get rid stage fright and fear of unknown by acquisition of improvisation skills. Teaching techniques of the subject originate in theatrical environment. Teaching and theatre have one thing in common – performing in front of a certain kind of audience. Regular training leads students to perceive their voice and body and helps them use it in accordance with what they want to present. Intentional work with acting techniques enables students to communicate their message clearly in class, at meeting, team meeting etc.
  • Introduction to improvisational techniques originating in theatrical environment
  • Principles of applied improvisation
  • Working on nervousness and stage fright
  • Working with body and nonverbal communication
  • Working with emotions – perception and use
  • How to support creativity, Out of the box thinking
  • Intensive training of improvisation
  • JOHNSTONE, Keith. IMPRO : improvizace a divadlo. Edited by Julek Neumann. 1. vyd. V Praze: Akademie múzických umění (nakl. AMU), 2014. 294 s. ISBN 9788073312664. info
Teaching methods
Active training (individualy or in groups) thourgh improv exercises and activities followed by review or feedback.
Assessment methods
Credit is awarded for active participation in lessons and submiting summary report about one of the topics of the course.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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