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Theatre Directing MA, PGDip, PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £15000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our Master's degree 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. 

The programme is predominantly housed at The Orange Tree in Richmond, enabling students to embed their practice in the working life of this award-winning theatre. Modules are taught by both academics and theatre directors with the assistance of professional actors in the practical classes. 

The programme is both academic and vocational. It aims to provide an advanced understanding of theatre production processes within a context of both contemporary theatre making and the dramatic tradition. It further aims to develop students’ craft skills and technical abilities in order to prepare them for a career in theatre directing. 

The programme is aimed both at graduates who wish to advance their understanding of theatre practice in order to develop their work to a professional standard and at theatre professionals who wish to formalise their experience with a course of study and a qualification.

Our Master's degree 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.  The programme is predominantly housed at The Orange Tree in Richmond, enabling students to embed their practice in the working...

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Course Content

Modules

  • Artistic Collaboration (placement of no less than 100 hours) 
  • Business of Directing (lecture/seminar 3 hours per week) 
  • Contemporary Theatre (lecture/seminar 3 hours per week) 15 credit 
  • Directing Actors (workshop 3 hours per week) 
  • Directing in the Community (placement of no less than 100 hours) 
  • Final Production (tutorials and rehearsal feedback) 

Modules Artistic Collaboration (placement of no less than 100 hours)  Business of Directing (lecture/seminar 3 hours per week)  Contemporary Theatre (lecture/seminar 3 hours per week) 15 credit  Directing Actors (workshop 3 hours per week)  Directing in the Community (placement of no less than...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2019

£15000.00

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Entry Requirements

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. Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of the programme's team. These take place at the Orange Tree Theatre.

You will be asked to attend an informal interview prior to acceptance. Interview dates for this programme will be announced soon.

At this interview, you will meet Orange Tree’s Artistic Director, Paul Miller; Education Director, Imogen Bond and Drama St Mary’s Julie Spencer. This is an opportunity to discuss your reasons for applying, the course content and your intentions upon completion. Chosen candidates will be contacted with an offer following all three interview dates. 

International applicants can be considered for online interviews.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

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. Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of the programme's team. These take place at the Orange Tree Theatre. You will be asked to attend an informal interview prior to...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment takes various forms. The two lecture seminar courses are assessed by 4,000 word essay, two of the modules have practical exercises and Directing Actors is assessed by a rehearsal exercise using professional actors in a scene of your choice. 

Most of the assessment, however, is focused on the final production. Students are required to produce and direct a full-scale production with professional actors at a London fringe venue.

In order to qualify for the degree of Master of Arts, students will be required to accumulate all 180 credits. 60 credits will qualify students for a postgraduate certificate and 120 credits for a postgraduate diploma.

Assessment takes various forms. The two lecture seminar courses are assessed by 4,000 word essay, two of the modules have practical exercises and Directing Actors is assessed by a rehearsal exercise using professional actors in a scene of your choice.  Most of the assessment, however, is focused on the final production. Students are required to produce and direct a...

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Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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