The five-year Degree Programme in Directing consists of three-year bachelor’s studies (180 cr) and two-year master’s studies (120 cr). The bachelor’s studies will give you the basic competence to work in the profession of a director. During your master’s studies, you will deepen your competence and be given the chance to explore your areas of interests from a more comprehensive perspective. The programme aims at an open, inquisitive, and dialogic atmosphere and a willingness to examine issues related to one’s own field of art, culture, and society.
The basis of the studies are the theoretical and practical premises of the artistic field. After familiarising themselves with the basics, students apply the traditional and contemporary theories and practices of directing in their exercises. You will observe the concepts that are meaningful for your personal art-making and verbalise your way of thinking to others. You will create your own unique directing style and learn to reflect on your work from a conceptual and theoretical viewpoint. As your studies progress, you will learn to view your own work as part of a larger context in the world of theatre and the society at large.
Why study here?
In the Degree Programme in Directing at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will develop and verbalise your personal observation skills and critical thinking and improve your leadership in the arts. You will learn to master various production models and become familiar with the diverse theatre and art sectors. The aim of the degree is to train professionals who master their field of art and are also able to develop it further.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Collaborative thinking of production
- Directing workshop - Musical
- Directing workshop - closet drama
- Radio play
- Ritualistic theatre and performance
- Consciousness and Art
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Theatre & Dance View 5 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
All applicants should submit the following documents:
- Certificate of your prior education and a transcript of study records
- Certificate demonstrating your language skills
- Document that proves release from liability for payment of tuition fees
Your submitted documents must state your current name and the degree programme they relate to. If the documents are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit an authorised translation into one of these languages.
International5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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