Theatre Directing, Master | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18346 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Directing offered at University of Ottawa focuses on the practice of directing contemporary theatre.


Theatre Directing from University of Ottawa allows students to develop their skills in the art of directing, and offers the unique opportunity to study both English and French theatre practices and traditions in a bilingual and bicultural setting. 


The program is designed to prepare students to work as directors in both the professional and academic theatre.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology
  • Epistemology of Theatre Studies
  • Dramaturgy
  • Theory of Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major, or the equivalent, in Theatre with a minimum average of 75% (B+) in the last two years and a 70 % (B) average overall;
  • A solid background in the literature, theory and history of the theatre;
  • A working knowledge of how theatre is done, including an understanding of the basic techniques of acting, production and theatre administration;
  • Experience and a demonstrable skill and talent for theatre directing;
  • Some successful pursuit of theatre work beyond the university setting;
  • Resume (must include chronological academic history)  
  • Letter of intent (3 pages maximum) including your motivations to pursue this program and a short description of your intended research project
  • 3 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18346 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9173 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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