Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to have a strong first degree in a related subjected. 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. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • 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.
This postgraduate directing course is for directors of theatre and live performance. You will be given the opportunity to direct productions in our theatres on campus and in Bath, whilst also working with a range of the MA and BA Acting and Drama students.
Our MA Directing programme 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 both 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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01225 876180