The Galician School of Dramatic Art (Escola Superior de Arte Dramática de Galicia, ESAD Galicia) is an official school of Performing Arts run by the Department of Education of the Xunta de Galicia, the Autonomous Government. It first opened its doors in 2005 with courses in Acting and Stage Directing. In 2008 Dramaturgy was added to that list and then Scenography in 2009. Its integration in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) began in 2010 with the implementation of graduate degrees in Acting, Scenography and Directing and Dramaturgy. Furthermore, since 2009 ESAD Galicia has been working in partnership with the University of Vigo in the development of a Master Degree in Performing Arts.
The purpose of ESAD Galicia, as a higher education centre, consists in providing specialized theatrical education in an artistic, humanistic and scientific dimension in a manner which is practical, technological and theoretical. Our courses are designed so as to make the student’s transition into working life a smooth one as well as actively encouraging a professional and personal behaviour of cooperation and respect towards their peers and surroundings.
ESAD Galicia is an outstanding centre, recognised in its midst as one which contributes to the improvement of academic, artistic and professional abilities of those who work in Performing Arts. ESAD Galicia, with its image of prestige, has maintained a relationship of cooperation with society as a whole through companies, institutions, associations and other entities directly related to its daily activities, developing all the initiatives needed to reach its goals.