Drama Directing MA Develop advanced skills in drama directing.

Full Time Professional Training Courses

Drama Directing MA

Key Information
  • Award

    MA Drama Directing

  • Duration

    4 Terms – 45 weeks (full-time)

  • Academic year


Term Dates

Course Overview

Please note: Applications are currently suspended for this course while it is being re-validated. Further details will be announced in early 2020. 


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
Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student