Taught course

Theatre Directing

University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is by interview. Graduates are usually expected to have gained a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Theatre Directing offers a unique postgraduate programme to combine academic study in performance with a practice-based approach to performance. In collaboration with the MA Acting programme, students will produce, perform and direct a range of work during the MA while undergoing a professional programme in actor training. The programme is taught in the evenings and on Saturdays and is available for both full- and part-time study.

Modules include:

  • Director Training
  • Performance Laboratory
  • Staging Performance
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation/Production

The Theatre Directing Masters programme benefits from the inclusion of a wide range of visiting practitioners both directors and actors. In addition to giving "masterclasses", these practitioners deliver some of the modules on the programme. Each year, a different theatre company acts as a mentor for the Staging Performance module taking students through the whole process of directing and producing a production from its inception right up to the performance.

Information for international students

Special provision is made for international students who are unable to come to the UK for an interview. All international students will be required to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333