Course Description

Directing for Theatre Level 7

This Directing for Theatre course kicks into action on Saturday 6th October 2019.

The Certificate in Directing for Theatre is a practical course taught by Irish professional directors. It focuses on methods, tips and techniques, application of theory and practice. Working with actors; Introduction to Stanislavski; Introduction to Viewpoints; Actioning and working with text; Devising new material for performance; Introduction to Physical Composition and Movement Theory; Site specific and site-responsive theatre; Scene study; Physical Comedy; Auditioning and Rehearsal.


This course is aimed at the following potential students.

  • Mature students who wish to train for the theatre industry in Ireland and who would like to be prepared for further study in the field of directing.
  • Those who wish to explore the field to discover if they wish to make a career in it. In this sense the Certificate serves as a skills-based training course for new directors.
  • Those in the amateur youth theatre and community theatre sectors, who wish to formalise their experience into specific training, acquire accreditation and gain additional skills by doing so.
  • Those who are emerging directors in the professional theatre and who wish to gain specific skills and to acquire accreditation.

An easy payment plan is available upon registration.  Apply HERE

CollegeMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare
Course CategoryDrama, Performing Arts
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationOrdinary Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Directing for Theatre
Course Start Date5th October 2019
Course End Date9th May 2020
Course Duration100 hours
Course TimeOne Saturday per month 10.00-5.00 (One hour for lunch)
Course Fee€1250
Entry RequirementsParticipants must be 21 years or over and have the capacity to complete a course at NUI Certificate level. They must also have the capacity to direct a public performance during the course of the year and so access to performers is essential. Students apply by: 1. Filling out and submitting an application form that can be emailed to you by Kay Loughlin (see below). 2. Submitting a CV or biography 3. Write a short piece (between 300 – 700 words) describing why you would like to do this course. Send completed application with CV and written work to with the subject line Application for Cert in Directing for Theatre.
Phone01 708 6062
Course CodeDR1
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Maynooth University

1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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