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.