12 months
15600 GBP/year
8065 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Directing at Bath Spa University helps you build a portfolio of performance experiences as part of Bath Spa University’s diverse theatre productions.


The Directing programme at Bath Spa University, you’ll explore approaches to directing through seminars and practical work. Alongside this, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of actor training.

We’ll be dedicated to your individual development. You’ll receive support through tutorials, and will embark on your own production work.


You’ll have the opportunity to visit museums and theatres and experience theatre perfomances.

Previous destinations have included Bath, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Other field trips may give you the chance to work with professional theatre groups and actors; we’ve previously rented studios in London for this purpose.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies and Context
  • Production One: Directing Actors
  • Professional Collaboration
  • Production Two: Directing a Company
  • Major Project.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications (generally those made after 31 July) will only be considered if places remain on the course.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA Directing is for theatre and live performance directors at all stages of their career, with a desire to work in or currently working in live performance. New and early career directors learn and develop skills to enhance their creative vision, artistic judgement, and leadership.
  • All students develop those skills, through evaluation and reflection on their own practice; expanding their artistic and market awareness by gaining insights into innovative artistic practices through a multidisciplinary approach.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8065 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8065 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

 Part-time UK students: 4,033

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /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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