St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The course is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making; it aims to enhance students' professional practice and to help students gain access to the theatre profession; modules are taught by both academics and theatre directors with the assistance of professional actors in the practical classes.

Course Modules

Modules include: directing actors; contemporary theatre; artistic collaboration; directing devised theatre; business of directing; directing actors; artistic collaboration; directing devised theatre; final production.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st degree in drama and some experience (student/fringe) of directing for the theatre. Occasionally, applicants may have a degree in another subject or no degree. In such cases a higher level of practical experience is expected, for example, considerable professional acting experience.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)

Full Time
PgCert

Part Time
PgCert

Full Time
PgDip

Part Time
PgDip