Entry 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.

Months of entry


Course content

A postgraduate directing course for directors of theatre and live performance at all stages of their career.

  • Direct productions in our theatres on campus and in Bath.
  • Practical classes, seminars, and assistant directing with experienced practitioners and researchers.
  • Work with and direct a range of MA and BA Acting and Drama students.

MA Directing helps you build a portfolio of performance experiences as part of Bath Spa University’s diverse theatre productions. From developing small companies to managing large scale productions, and from classical to contemporary theatre, you’ll get a broad and advanced understanding of working in theatre today.

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,790 (F/T)
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01225 876180