Drama Directing MA Develop advanced skills in drama directing.

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Drama Directing MA

Key Information
  • Award

    MA Drama Directing

  • Duration

    4 Terms – 44 weeks (full-time)

  • Academic year

    Full-time: 20th April 2020 – July 2021

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Course Overview

This Masters level programme provides students with advanced level skills and knowledge in drama directing, primarily for theatre but also radio and screen.

The course covers the artistic and creative skills needed to become an effective drama director as well as business skills and an understanding of the industry.

Students will be exposed to a range of different practitioners and methodologies.

They will work creatively with students of other drama disciplines within the school (such as designers, actors, theatre technicians) learning creative and collaborative skills.

It is expected that at the end of the course graduates will be confident drama directors, capable of seeing their vision of a production through to completion.

They will have a good understanding of the industry and be able to generate projects as well as find work with production companies.

A copy of the rules and regulations governing the course is available consult the BOVTS policies and procedures page.

Course summary document can be found here – MA Drama Directing Course Key Facts


Recent Drama Directing MA Student Work


  • “The contact with actors was invaluable to my approach to directing.”

    Ed Viney. Freelance Director
I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art