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Schools with Puppetry Courses



Education of Puppetry in Bulgaria



Toronto School of Puppetry


Czech Republic

International Institue of Marionette Art - Prague



Institut International de la Marionnette, Charleville-M?zi?res



Academy of Figurative Theatre



Ludwik Solski State Theatre School of Krakow


National School of Theater of A. Zelwerowicza of Warsaw


United Kingdom of Great Britain

Central School of Speech and Drama
Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY
Two puppetry options: BA Hons. in Theatre Practice and M.A. in Advanced Theatre Practice


Central Washington University
    Courses in Beginning and Advanced Puppetry - Washington


Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts at the California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, California
The Cotsen Center is designed to make the most creative developments in contemporary puppetry available to students across the various schools and departments of the Cal Arts Institute. In conjunction with an interschool faculty advisory committee, the Center offers both regular courses and shorter-term workshops by both regular faculty and an international range of visiting artists.


The University of Connecticut Degree Programs in Puppet Arts BFA, MA or MFA in Puppet Arts - Connecticut


Evergreen State College
Offers puppetry modules and independent contracts - Washington
(See Puppetry Studies at Evergreen and Rods, Strings and Sweat for details)


University of Hawaii
Offers BA and MFA degree programs in Children's Theatre with concentrations in Educational and Performance puppetry.


Masque Youth Theatre and School, Inc. - Rochester, Minnesota
Offers courses in mime, puppetry, and storytelling


West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Puppetry Program
BFA in Puppetry - West Virginia



Schools with Courses Related to Puppetry



The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania
Offers mold making through the Industrial Design Technologies department

The Dell' Arte School of Physical Theatre - California
Dell'Arte has become an American center for the exploration and development of physical performance, attracting students from all over the world, and sending productions around the region, the country, and the globe. Productions are available for touring.

Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, Rhode Island. Some puppetry courses.

Academy of Figurative Theater - Norway. Visual and movement courses.



Workshops & Master Classes



FestivFactory Puppetry Workshops - workshops by arrangement in Woodend Melbourne


Czech Republic

Marionette Construction Summer Workshop in Prague



Institut International de la Marionnette, Charleville-M?zi?res



Professor Albrecht Roser (including Summer Academy)



La Scuola delle guarattelle - Napoli

Annual Pageant Puppetry Workshop in Northern Italy!

We invite you to join us for a one-week workshop in pageant puppetry culminating in a community celebration of the Summer Solstice and the feast of Saint John the Baptist. Collaborate with international participants and local residents to create an event grounded in the ritual traditions of Morinesio, a remote village in the Piedmont region of the Italian Alps.

Master puppet designers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles will lead the workshop, drawing inspiration directly from the lives, history and folktales of the village. Participants will learn hands-on how to design and construct puppets, masks, banners, lanterns and musical instruments. Working collaboratively we will develop and perform ritual processions on the Eve and Day of the Solstice, in tandem with regional musicians and other local residents.

The registration fee includes:
-Workshop tuition and materials
-Transfer from Bus/Train station in Cuneo or Turin
-Apartment or room in B&B
-Daily traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Guided tour of local cheese farm
-Bread-baking day at the village?fs communal oven

Sign up early and receive a 10% discount!

For more information, contact Sophia Michahelles at (207) 773.6033
or visit our website at www.superiorconcept.org/Morinesio


United Kingdom of Great Britain

Cleaford Puppet Workshops - workshops in Farnham, Surrey on the use of puppets and other visuals in church and school

One Way UK training week: a one week course in Christian puppetry with One Way UK in Nottingham, England. Cost is 50ukp, contact 0115 9561876 or 0115 9692250.



Animatronics Courses from Animatronics


Bali & Beyond Ensemble (Wayang Kulit) Workshop - Los Angeles, California


Center for Puppetry Arts Workshops - Atlanta, Georgia


Free Community Garden Puppet Workshops - New York, New York Resource Site


Annual International Summer Academy of String Puppetry,

Mozart and the Marionette
Following a year's delay, due to such international incidents including earthquakes and pending wars and local inconveniences due to construction delays, The University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program will once again present intensive training in the performance and construction of the marionette lead by Master Artists Albrecht Roser, Ingrid Ho?Nfer and Michael Mordo. This year's Academy will focus upon The Magic Flute, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The International Summer Academy will be held for the 4th time at the University of Connecticut, hosted by Professor BartRoccoberton and the Puppet Arts Program.

For Information:

Professor Bart Roccoberton, Jr.
Puppet Arts Program
The University of Connecticut
Summer Academy of String Puppetry
802 Bolton Road, U-1127
Storrs, CT 06269-1127
Phone: (001)-860-486-4568 (6)
Fax: (001)-860-646-9721
e-mail: puppetarts@finearts.sfa.uconn.edu

Professor Albrecht Roser
Urbanstr. 49
70182 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711 / 226 35 09
FAX: 0711 / 226 25 86
e-mail: albrecht-roser@t-online.de
Albrecht Roser's Web Site

The Euguene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut

Announcing annual PuppetryConference. Hands down, the best venue in which to collaborate, experiment, explore and develop your ideas and talents relating to puppet theatre. Open to puppeteers, theatre designers, actors, musicians, directors, artists, producers, playwrights and students. Special guest artists have included the acclaimed Paul Zaloom, and the marionette master, Phillip Huber. We will be featuring a new twist on a program favorite, Video Anarchy, as well as new Master Class Intensives in Manipulation and Puppet Fabrication.

Put your ideas on their feet in beautiful and stimulating surroundings. There are several participant scholarships available. Please ask. Contact us to enroll or for information:

Bobbie Nidzgorski, General Manager
P.O. Box 616, Niantic, CT 06357-1610
email: oneillpupconf@aol.com



Other Hand Productions - Portland, Oregon


Sandglass at Marlboro Summer Theater Institute:
Intensive Training in Puppet Theater
Summer Theater Institute, Marlboro College, P.O. Box A, Marlboro, VT 05344
(800) 343-0049 admissions@marlboro.edu


Shadowlight Productions Workshops - San Francisco, California

Puppetry Internships



Das Puppenspiel Internships - Westfield, New York


Great Arizona Puppet Theater - Phoenix, Arizona


HERE Arts Center - New York City, New York


Owlglass Puppetry Center- West Liberty, Iowa


Other Hand Productions' Internships - Portland, Oregon


The Puppet Company - Huntington, New York


Puppets On Demand - Connecticut


Shadowlight Productions Internships - San Francisco, California



Scholarships and Awards


Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in the Puppet Theatre - worldwide competition


Puppeteers of America Scholarships


UNIMA-USA Scholarships


UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence



UNIMA-USA compiled list of Puppetry Schools around the world (extensive!)


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