University of Kent

University of Kent

Theatre Direction

This programme offers students the opportunity to combine the academic study and practical exploration of theatre direction. Students encounter and explore a range of approaches to direction, with a strong emphasis on methods and aesthetics of European Theatre, Continental mise en scène and directors' theatre.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry.

Course modules

Modules include: Rehearsal processes; production project; directing histories and; theatre direction casebook.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a scenic etude (group project), performance project; reflective essay on rehearsal practice; research essay on theatre/directing history; a practice study about a director or company, potentially supported by a placement, shadowing and internship period; a casebook of critical writing and analysis about productions the student has seen; a concept paper/research for your production; and a final dissertation project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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