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Theatre Directing, MFA

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Theatre Directing course offered by the University of Essex is a unique and renowned course designed specifically for those who are already practising as or who wish to establish themselves as professional theatre directors.

About

The Theatre Directing course offered by the University of Essex is open to emerging theatre directors from the UK and to students from around the world. Teaching is by a wide range of leading directors and professional practitioners from the UK and overseas. The programme benefits from its close ties with the London theatre world, which provides training expertise of the highest calibre and the professional networks that are vital to launching a career.

East 15 also runs some modules overseas, most recently in Moscow and Bali, involving specialist practical study in an alternative cultural environment.

Your future

Former students now work as professional freelance directors, run companies and venues as Artistic Directors or teach directing in universities and conservatoires around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary British Drama
  • Brecht and His Influences
  • The Techniques of Adaptation
  • Collaboration with Designers
  • Attachment (Assistant Director)
  • Directing in Drama Schools/Universities
  • The Artistic Director

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no application deadline but we recommend that you apply before 1 July for our taught courses starting in October.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Our applicants need to undertake a successful audition or video audition, plus have a first degree of Upper Second Class or suitable previous life and/or professional expertise.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    12680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12680 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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