MA Theatre Directing

We have teamed up with St Mary’s University to create a unique Masters programme in Directing providing the theatre directors of the future with an exciting year-long training based at the Orange Tree Theatre. The course is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making. 

The programme is predominantly housed at The Orange Tree in Richmond, enabling students to embed their practice in the working life of this award-winning theatre. Modules are taught by both academics and theatre directors with the assistance of professional actors in the practical classes. 

The programme is both academic and vocational. It aims to provide an advanced understanding of theatre production processes within a context of both contemporary theatre making and the dramatic tradition. It further aims to develop students’ craft skills and technical abilities in order to prepare them for a career in theatre directing. 

The programme is aimed both at graduates who wish to advance their understanding of theatre practice in order to develop their work to a professional standard and at theatre professionals who wish to formalise their experience with a course of study and a qualification.

Find out more by visiting the St Mary's University website