MFA Directing

A professionally oriented program which offers 6 directing exercises in various theatres, including 3 full length productions.


  • A two-year, plus thesis MFA Directing program
  • More directing opportunities than  most other programs; primarily a series of workshops and directing experiences - 4 specialist directing seminars plus the thesis production and process
  • In depth seminars on a variety of forms and theatrical approaches with other grad students
  • 2 people accepted per year
  • Successful applicants are creative artists who aim to extend their knowledge and enhance their approaches to theatrical interpretation and creation

You will learn:

  • Directing essentials
  • Directing various kinds of texts and theatrical styles
  • Working with designers and other members of the collaborative team
  • Working in various staging configurations
  • Rehearsal process tools
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration skills
  • Orientation to the professional landscape