Directing, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
36 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


In the graduate Directing program Catholic University of America emphasizes a collaborative approach to theater within an interdisciplinary context. They strive to give directing students the ability to work across a wide variety of genres, with a distinct voice and passion, as thinking, caring, professional theater artists.


Over the course of their three years of study at Catholic University of America, Directing students will be challenged to evolve their dramatic imaginations. They will explore the role of the director as interpreter and auteur.

What you'll study

You will learn about style, develop the ability to work with classical texts, engage in new play development, have exposure to non-western theatrical styles, participate in varying modes of play creation, explore the interaction between music and theater, confront issues of language and translation, engage in intercultural theater projects, explore scenography and develop their choreographic sense. 

You will be exposed to various modes of performance oriented theater including site-specific theater, performance poetry, collage, meta-theater, and forms of deconstruction. The Directing program will work to situate directing students in internships on the local, national and international level during their course of study in order to aid the transition into the profession upon their graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Elements of Directing
  • Dramatic Structures
  • Performance Studio
  • Movement
  • Voice
  • Fundamentals of Acting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Catholic University of America
Catholic University of America


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!