If you’re considering pursuing a career in Directing, you may be wondering which Central course is best tailored to this particular pursuit.
Beyond our Short Course, Directing- An Introduction, we offer a number of courses across all levels which provide an ideal foundation from which to develop as a Director and depending on your Interests, skills and experience. Central’s unique research-enriched conservatoire environment is the ideal place to develop the knowledge, creativity and practical understanding you will need to one day be a successful Director. Many world-renowned Directors have trained at Central including Orla O’Loughlin (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Mark Down (Blind Summit), Bijan Sheibani (Associate Director at the National Theatre), Deborah Warner and Michael Grandage, serving as a further testament to our multi-faceted training approach.
Most successful Directors progress to the role having first gained an in-depth, practical understanding of dramaturgy, collaborative creativity and production processes and from working in theatre in another capacity. Any of our undergraduate courses offer such a background and, indeed, graduates of all three of our BA degrees have gone on to eventually become Directors.
For some, however, the urge to Direct comes slightly later, perhaps having undertaken a first degree in a different area. Several of our postgraduate degrees provide an excellent grounding in Directing, depending upon your specialist areas of interest. These courses include our MA Advanced Theatre Practice, MA/MFA Actor Training and Coaching, MA Theatre Studies (Performance and the City), MA/MFA Performance Practices as Research, and MA Applied Theatre.
Central also accepts practice-based or traditional MPhil/PhD proposals in the field of Directing.
For further information on our courses including guidance on making an application, please visit our dedicated Directing at Central page.
Central’s unique research-enriched conservatoire environment is the ideal place to develop the knowledge, creativity and practical understanding you will need to one day be a successful Director.