The faculty of the Professional Director Training Program seek directing students with demonstrated talent and clear potential for absorbing the skills required of a first rate theatre director. We look for students with an instinct for telling stories visually, who have a grasp of the actor's and designers' processes, who have a passion for ideas, language, visual art, music and a solid foundation in dramatic literature and theory; in short, we are looking for those who will become tomorrow's leading directors.
The Directing program at the University of Washington is based on the premise that the best training for directors is to direct under the guidance of several master teachers.
The classes and training include work in a range of types and styles of dramatic work including realistic, nonrealistic, classical and contemporary plays. The overall aim of the program is to provide students with the practical skills necessary to reveal, clearly and fully, the potential of any given text. By the time they finish their degree we expect them to be effective collaborators with actors and designers. We also strive to enable our students to expand their artistic ideas in a way that provides them with a basis for a life-long determination to fulfill and effectively reveal their artistic ideas.
- Directing Seminar
- Suzuki and Viewpoints
- Acting Process
- Design Studio
- Clowning, Games, and Play
- Text Analysis
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 291 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
- Directing application form and $60 fee - You may pay with check or money order, payable to UW School of Drama, or with credit card.. This fee is separate from that due to the Office of Graduate Admissions (see B below).
- A current résumé of training and experience in your field.
- A statement of purpose including educational and professional goals.
- Three letters of recommendation. Each recommendation must state whether the letter is or is not available for review by the applicant. These may be sent directly to the School of Drama or included in your application.
- One set of unofficial transcripts.
- A directorial analysis of a play or opera
International18978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9489 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
National10588 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5294 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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