About this course
|Master of Theatre (Directing)
|Year & campus
|2024 — Southbank
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|200 credit points
|24 months full-time
The Master of Theatre (Directing) focuses on developing the collaborative creative skills, reflective processes, leadership attributes and industry knowhow of directors for performance in the broadest sense of the term, including text-based theatre, new writing, devised work, live art and community and cultural development. Students will develop their potential as artistic leaders, attaining in-depth knowledge of their practice as a director, artist, performance-maker, collaborator and researcher.
The course is built upon core principles of: intellectual rigour, commitment to craft, artistic inquiry and self-reflection, ethical practices, interdisciplinarity and artform innovation.
During the course, students will experience a wide range of collaboration and leadership roles with students from disciplines within the VCA such as design, acting, production, playwriting, dramaturgy, musical composition, film and dance, as well as a range of creative encounters with local, national and international artists, organisations and communities.
The course offers a balance of theory and practice organised to allow for a progression from the intensively-taught, skills-based, first year to a more independent, project-orientated second year which culminates in an independent, practice-led research performance project or written dissertation. The course facilitates international training and research experiences through industry placements in the second year of the course.
Last updated: 30 January 2024