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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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Our interdisciplinary MA Theatre Practice provides an opportunity for you to develop advanced knowledge of different processes of theatre-making, international performance traditions, approaches to practice-as-research (PaR), and methods of writing, directing and devising in professional contexts. Read more
Learn the craft of directing for the stage in practical and professionally controlled performance spaces. The aim of our new MA in Theatre Directing is to engage with the demands and expectations of the theatre director working in the contemporary theatrical context. Read more
This Master's degree offers professionally recognised training for theatre directors. It is the result of a unique collaboration between Birkbeck and the Arts Council England, Equity and UK Theatre. Read more
This Master's degree in London Theatre explores London; the world’s stage. Learn from a range of relevant industry professionals and dedicated research-active academics. . Read more
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. . Read more
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. Read more
Central has a long-standing and well recognised reputation for the dissemination of actor movement disciplines within the British theatre scene; these pioneering courses are the first of their kind in Europe. Read more
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. Read more