University of the Arts Helsinki

24 months
5000 EUR/year
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As a student of the Directing programme at University of the Arts Helsinki, you will learn to create your own themes, forms, working methods and dramatic language in the continuously changing field of theatre.


The two-year master’s studies, Directing from University of the Arts Helsinki allow more freedom than bachelor’s studies, providing opportunities to engage in independent artistic work. You will actively participate in the planning and implementation of your own studies, as well as in developing the field of art that the degree programme represents. 

The defining theme running through master’s studies is the artistic question or area of interest that you have articulated by the end of your bachelor’s studies or by the time of applying to the MA programme. 

During your MA studies, you will seek out meaningful artistic premises for yourself, plan your artistic work and set goals for it. You will evaluate your own theoretical thinking and artistic work in relation to the rest of the field, various theoretical philosophies and the surrounding reality. You will develop your own approach to the production of art, strengthen your leadership skills in different contexts, and learn to work within various frameworks of artistic production. 

Why study here?

In the Degree Programme in Directing, 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.

Programme Structure

  • Collaborative thinking of production
  • Directing workshop - Musical
  • Directing workshop - closet drama
  • Radio play
  • Ritualistic theatre and performance
  • Consciousness and Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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