Taught course

Screen: Directing

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · Drama Centre London

Entry requirements

An applicant will be considered for admission who has already achieved an educational level equivalent to an Honours Degree.

A candidate’s qualification for the course may be demonstrated by:

  • An Honours degree in acting, drama, directing, theatre studies, dance, or a relevant art and design discipline; or
  • A Level 3 Diploma from a recognised professional drama or dance school (e.g. a member of Drama UK or The Council for Dance Education and Training); or
  • An Honours degree in a discipline other than those listed above plus demonstrable performance-related experience, either professionally or within an amateur or student context; or
  • At least three years' appropriate professional experience as a performer, director or writer.

Months of entry


Course content

A Drama Centre course at Central Saint Martins. This intensive course gives you a unique insight into an actors conservatoire training, giving the director the intellectual and artistic tools to better communicate and stimulate a creative performance from actors on film.

Directing means working with performers and developing a methodology that balances the needs of the actor against the grinding pressure of the shooting process.

This course equips and enables the director to find their own voice whilst developing the skills needed to balancing these difficult demands. During the course you will work closely with the acting cohort developing your directors voice and vision to tell story through narrative drama, focusing on an understanding on the importance of genre, casting and story telling with the actor.

This course is part of the Drama and Performance Programme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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