Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts

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Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts

Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts


PERFORMING ARTS + Audiovisual Communication
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Student profile: Young people with an artistic vocation interested in Art, Literature, the performing world, as well as in all the processes of Scenic Creation in the field of theater, cinema and television. The Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts is a rigorous and professional training for all young people who want to train as actors, writers, playwrights, stage directors, producers and directors in a multidisciplinary and enriching university environment provided by the intense contact with students in other degrees.

Graduate profile: The graduate in Performing Arts has developed as a multimedia actor in film, television and advertising, as well as in the creation, interpretation and production of stage shows.

Official Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts

Learning center: School of Communication and Arts

Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities

Total Credits: 240 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Academic year it was implemented: 2008

Languages: This degree is taught in Spanish and English

Places offered: 45

Type of Teaching: Classroom attendance

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Learn to be who you want to be

Nebrija University was one of the first institutions in Spain to offer a specialized university degree in Performing Arts designed to train, in the university environment, performing arts professionals in their role as actors, writers and stage directors. Acquiring skills in areas such as Art Direction, set design, production and audiovisual direction.

This exclusive Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts offers students unique learning opportunities, opening a coherent path for their incorporation, through the writing of scripts and dramatic texts, to the professional world of performing creation in theater, cinema, television and multimedia creation.

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The Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts of Nebrija University trains the student in all the essential resources to successfully represent different passages or theatrical modalities, both gestural and textual, as well as interpretation before the camera for television or film. We do not train intellectually passive actors and actresses, but rather, through a solid humanist background, they are able to read the dramatic text in depth, understand its aesthetic and ideological content, analyze it and teach it to collaborate creatively in its staging through a broad base of solid artistic and conceptual knowledge.

Thanks to a renewed and updated curriculum, the student can develop his talent, imagination and professional training through practical workshop exercises and audiovisual projects. All this in a multidisciplinary environment and in close relationship with the students of the Degree in Audiovisual Communication. Our young actors, scriptwriters, stage creators, stage directors, producers and filmmakers will work as a team developing fascinating Scenic Creation projects such as short films, feature films, videos, stage productions, performances and multimedia creations.

In addition, you have the possibility to combine the Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts with the Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication, a double degree that is unique in Spain and that reinforces employability.

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Degree in Performing Arts in Spain that can be combined with other Degrees.

Official training in performing arts

Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts since 2008 and accredited in Spain by the Madri+d Knowledge Foundation since July 2014.

Training in companies

Smedia, Atresmedia and Mediaset Spain are some of the companies and institutions where students can carry out their professional internships, obtaining valuable experience in the sector.

Nebrija Stage

Thanks to the agreement with the Smedia group, the production of Nebrija Stage (Escena), the theater work carried out by the Bachelor students, is performed in one of the most important commercial theaters in Madrid (Teatro Cofidis-Alcázar), as well as the internships of our students in its different departments.

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Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

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Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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Study Performing Arts

You will learn by doing, the philosophy of our Faculty of Communication and Arts is reflected in all the content of our Degree in Performing Arts. Prepare to shine on stage and train with the best professionals in the sector.


BOE núm. 186, de 2 de agosto de 2010
Curriculum approved by Fundación Madrid in the 2019-2020 academic year, with implementation in 2020-2021
The student must take 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Voice Fundamentals I
  • 6 ECTS | History of cinema
  • 6 ECTS | Body Education I
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Interpretation Tools
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competencies I

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Historia del Espectáculo
  • 6 ECTS | Introduction to Dramatic Fact
  • 6 ECTS | Vocal Technique I
  • 6 ECTS | Body Education II
  • 6 ECTS | Communication Skills: Writing and Public Speaking

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Foundations of Voice II
  • 6 ECTS | Foundations of singing
  • 6 ECTS | Classical Theater
  • 6 ECTS | Literature and creation
  • 6 ECTS | Movement: Acrobatics and stage fighting

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Body Education III
  • 6 ECTS | Musical theatre
  • 6 ECTS | Contemporary theater
  • 6 ECTS | Vocal Technique II: Verse
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competencies II

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Reading and Analysis of Dramatic Texts
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation Techniques, Styles and Genres I
  • 6 ECTS | Characterization
  • 6 ECTS | Development of the Solidarity and Participatory Spirit
  • 6 ECTS | Stage Speech

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation Techniques, Styles and Genres II
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation and Scenic Creation Workshop I
  • 18 ECTS | Professional internships

Fourth year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation and Scenic Creation Workshop II
  • 6 ECTS | Performing Arts Teaching
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competencies III
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation in front of the camera
  • 6 ECTS | Scenography and Art Direction

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation and Scenic Creation Projects
  • 6 ECTS | Direction of actors
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Development of Professional Competences 18 ECTS

It involves Communication and Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Project Management, Leadership and Negotiation, Development of professional competences (includes English level test)

  • 6 ECTS | Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork Workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership, Negotiation and Project Management Workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Professional Competences Development Workshops (includes English level test)
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be arranged according to the different activities that the student carries out throughout his/her degree. They will be awarded for cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, and/or to attend one of the following subjects: Ethics of volunteering or Human Rights.

Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company 18 ECTS

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always considering the professional orientation of each student.

More information on Company Internships List of companies and institutions where the students of the degree have carried out internships under an educational cooperation agreement
Final Research Project 12 ECTS

The Final Research Project is an academic report that expounds on a subject of the curriculum and allows the assessment of the competences acquired in the Degree. It can be linked to professional internships or can also be part of a research project.

Transversal Subjects
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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  • inglés Compulsory in English
  • bilingüe Subjects in English that will lead to obtaining an accrediting Diploma
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (90 ECTS)
  • Electives (60 ECTS)
  • Professional internships (18 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (12 ECTS)


BOE No. 186, of August 2, 2010
Curriculum approved by Fundación Madrid in the academic year 2017-2018, and implemented in the academic year 2018-2019
The student must take 234 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • Curriculum in process of extinction

Second year 54 ECTS

  • Curriculum in process of extinction

Third year 72 ECTS

  • Curriculum in process of extinction

Fourth year 54 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation and theatrical creation workshop II
  • 6 ECTS | Didactics of the performing arts
  • 6 ECTS | Interpreting before the camera
  • 6 ECTS | Development of professional competences III

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Set design and art direction
  • 6 ECTS | Interpretation and theatrical creation projects
  • 6 ECTS | Directing of actors
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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The International Mobility Office of Nebrija University makes a constant effort to monitor the agreements with the most prestigious universities. Students can study at one of the following foreign universities:

Country University
Canada Canada Brock University
Chile Chile Universidad Finis Terrae (Santiago)
EEUU United States Hunter College, CUNY
Montclair State University
Purchase College, Suny
Rhodes College, Memphis
Rider University, Lawrenceville
San Diego State University
University of Central Florida
Castleton University
Perú Perú Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)
Inglaterra United Kingdom Regent’s University London

NOTE: : The host universities offered by degree may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more up-to-date information, students can consult the online information in the International Mobility Program.

Several universities have special academic or linguistic requirements. For more information, consult the Department of International Programs.


Career Opportunities

The Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts has a collaboration agreement with some of the best companies and institutions in the sector, such as Smedia, Atresmedia and Mediaset España, where students can carry out their professional internships and obtain a first work experience of with maximum rigorousness.

We train you for a full career, one that is highly vocational and that will mark your life. The profile that the Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts, with its two specializations, intends to create is that of a professional with a broad multidisciplinary, technical and creative projection and that is prepared to develop his/her creativity and initiative in the following fields:

  • Playwright or theatrical creator
  • Screenwriter for cinema, television and different audiovisual media
  • Theatrical director
  • Producer / manager
  • Theater, film or television actor
  • Advertising actor
  • Professor of Dramatic Art
  • Socio-cultural entertainer
  • Set designer and Art Director

Companies in agreement with the Nebrija University regarding internships

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Competences

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija stands as an academic model of reference, educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and skills.

The main objective is for students to achieve the best of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication skills and negotiation, indispensable for our students to know how to transmit ideas, to argue them, to provide information and opinions in an adequate, clear and convincing way.

Within what will be their work performance, other aspects such as teamwork, conflict resolution and project management ability will be worked on.

In the third block, skills worked on are those aimed at increasing the student's employability. They will work with tools and techniques for job searching, and perform tasks that achieve in the student a greater use of their personal skills.

For all this we have currently active experts in selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to his/her specific training, we help the student create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which he/she will be immersed when he/she finishes his/her studies.

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