Drama Directing MA

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School    Theatre Studies

Full time September MA 1 Year (Full Time)
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The Drama Directing MA is a comprehensive programme designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel as drama directors. Through workshops, classes, and projects, you will gain practical experience in production preparation, rehearsal techniques, and collaborating with other creatives. The course integrates with other drama disciplines, allowing you to work alongside writing, acting, design, and technical students. You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced industry professionals and participate in realised productions staged in professional theatre venues. Entry requirements include an honours degree in a related subject and proven professional experience in the entertainment industry.

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The Drama Directing MA has been specially designed to equip students with high-level skills and knowledge to work professionally as a drama director.

You will gain experience of production preparation and rehearsal techniques, including dramaturgy and collaborating with designers and other key creatives. The course will build your knowledge, skills and confidence through workshops, classes and projects. You will develop your practice of assistant directing and directing through your own workshop productions of a new script written by one of the School’s MA Drama Writing students.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have an honours degree in a related subject area. It is essential that they have proven professional experience in one or more capacities within the entertainment industry and have a clear understanding of theatre and individual creative ambitions.

For speakers of English as a second language an IELTS 7.0 is the minimum requirement with a minimum of 7.0 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

All applicants will normally be interviewed by two members of staff. Recall interviews will include the Head of Course.

There are no interview fees.


UK £11,100 International (Non UK) £24,600

Please see the BOVTS Fees and Financial Support page for details of Bursaries and Scholarships.
Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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