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About Theatre Directing
Masters degrees in Theatre Directing equip postgraduates with the skills to manage a team of performers and direct staged theatre productions.
Taught MA and MFA courses are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Performances Studies or Drama.
The purpose of these degrees in to train you in understanding theatre production processes within a context of both contemporary theatre making and the dramatic tradition through history. You will develop your personal artistic techniques as a director, evaluating written literature and analysing various performance types to find your own vision.
Through consideration of directing methodologies, you will explore techniques in adaptation and collaboration, working with designers, performers and choreographers to develop a holistic directing style.
Through applied practise, you will develop your craft skills and technical abilities, advancing your knowledge in the operations and logistics of theatre performance, whether for the stage or different public spaces.
As a professional director, you may work collaboratively with a specific theatre company, dance company or artists’ guild. Your expertise would also make you suitable for stage management, or curating live arts or museum exhibitions.
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The MA in Theatre Directing run in collaboration with the multi-award winning Orange Tree Theatre is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making.
This is a four term course (over about 15 months) that runs from Easter to the following July. We take four directing students each year and expect applicants to have significant experience of theatre including directing.
Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts.
The MA Theatre Directing at UEA is one of the longest established in the UK. Each year we select only a very small number of Theatre Directing students – creating a close, collaborative environment. .
This postgraduate directing course is for directors of theatre and live performance. You will be given the opportunity to direct productions in our theatres on campus and in Bath, whilst also working with a range of the MA and BA Acting and Drama students.
This Master's degree offers a professionally recognised training for theatre directors. It is the result of a unique collaboration between Birkbeck and the National Council for Drama Training, Arts Council England, Equity and the Theatrical Management Association.
If you want to pursue a professional career as a theatre director, underpinned by a clear intellectual understanding of your practice, then our exceptional and practical MA course is ideally suited to you.
The Rome Business School is a managerial training and research institute of excellence based in Rome, Italy, but operating on an international scale. Its aim is to play a role in closing the gap between the academic world and the job market by providing managerial training courses suited to convey the knowledge necessary to kick off or develop professional careers or business activities.
The School of Arts is a multidisciplinary school, offering a range of flexible postgraduate degree programmes in the following areas: Drama and Theatre, Film and History and Philosophy of Art.