Theatre Practice II: Directing (DRA3009)

30 credits

This module will explore the art of theatre directing using a primarily practice-based approach. You will learn about different approaches to directing and will begin to develop your own directorial style and philosophy.

Instruction will involve workshops and discussions on approaches to directing and reflection on experiences of being directed.. You will work with fellow students, directing them in short scenes or plays. Scenes may take the form of monologues or duologues.

Choices about material and approach can be made collaboratively, in discussion with the module convenor.

For summative assessments, directors will produce a treatment before rehearsals start and a programme note that will be made available before the performance. These will be taken into account in the assessment as part of ‘process into performance’.

Performances can be in studios, open air, agreed found space or in digital presentation.