Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts offers three different programmes: Acting, Contemporary Dance and Theatre and Performance Making.  The Acting Programme is organised as a three-year programme leading to BA degree in acting. The total number of ECTS is 180. Theatre –  Theatre and Performance Making is a three-year programme leading to a BA Degree (180 ECTS) in theatre arts and is both academic and applied, focusing on theatre arts in a broad sense. The Contemporary Dance Programme is a three-year programme leading to a BA Degree in Contemporary Dance (180 ECTS). All the programmes have a run of admitting new students for two consecutive years and then skipping all admissions the third year.

Dean: Steinunn Knútsdóttir

Professor of Theatre: Stefán Jónsson

Assistant professors
Contemporary Dance: Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir
Theatre: Magnús Þór Þorbergsson
Theater and Performance making: Una Þorleifsdóttir

Contemporary Dance and movements for actors: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Vocal Training: Snæbjörg Sigurgeirsdóttir
Singing for actors: Björk Jónsdóttir
Accompanist: Kjartan Valdimarsson

Programme Directors
Acting: Stefán Jónsson
Contemporary Dance: Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir
Theory and Performance Theory: Magnús Þór Þorbergsson
Theory and Practice: Una Þorleifsdóttir

Technical Director: Egill Ingibergsson (on leave until 2013)

Department Secretary: Sóley Björt Guðmundsdóttir, tel. +354 552 5020.
Office hours: Monday through Friday - 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 14:00.

The department secretary is responsible for student records for the departments and providing information to students and teachers, along with special tasks and general office duties. Additional duties include creating timetables, recording marks, supervision of admissions, handling course enrollment and withdrawals, and course descriptions and credits. She also handles the preparation for events set up by the departments in cooperation with the public relations officer and is responsible for accounts and funds used for the projects of the Student Theatre. The department secretary also records instructors’ teaching hours and is their contact with the wage office. She also helps exchange students and provides them with information, keys, computer passwords and other practical aspects.

Service Assistant: Albert Eiríksson, tel. +354 552 5020.

The service assistant is responsible for the facilities, instruments, costumes and equipment of the Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance. He handles applications and assists with the planning of department events such as concerts and theatre productions. The service assistant also greets guests and exchange students and provides them with practical information and assistance.

Department of Performing Arts
Sölvhólsgötu 13
101 Reykjavík
Tel. +354 552 5020
Fax: +354 561 6314
Email: Sóley Björt Guðmundsdóttir