Directing 18-Month Distance

Theatre Directing Diploma Course

18 months, Distance education

This Theatre Directing Online Diploma Course is developed to give you a high-demand education fully online. Distant learning offers incredible flexibility with the same qualification as you would receive from the blended learning diploma course at NIPAI.

The program offers theory, skills and tools that artistic directors should have to produce contemporary performances, emphasizing practical exploration of each topic.

We will teach you what to do and how to do it in order to become a professional director. ​

Learn how to

   Read and analyze a play
   Formulate a plot
   Work with your colleagues in theatre
   Communicate with actors effectively
   Use director’s tools to prepare actor for role
   Be prepared for the first meeting with actors

…and much more!

Our students are theatre practitioners who wish to improve their directing skills, gain hands-on experience, develop practical knowledge, and find new approaches for effective communication with the crew.

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The Program includes:




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   Professional growth
   Up-to-date knowledge
   First-hand experience
   Individual approach
   Real performance to your portfolio
   Accessible from all over the world

Our teachers are accomplished and working professionals who come from unique backgrounds and experiences. They are directors, scenographers, stage designers and choreographers who have worked on dozens of international theatre projects. They all dedicated many years to the exploration of performing arts, and have become true professional experts in the field.

The core of every program​ at NIPAI is learning by doing!

What does it mean?

In the last semester of the program, every student of the Theatre Directing Diploma Course does their own Study Project – Graduation Performance which shall be produced in a theatre organization or with a theatre group. You will work with actors and the crew on a real project!

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive NIPAI Diploma.

We are proud of our students from all around the world!*

Feedback from our students:

“The program was an eyes-opening experience, I have gained new ideas about performance
and how to create it, how to view it and how to internalize movement and text and followingly express
this perception outside to the audience.”

Fischerová Ellen, Switzerland

“We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries,cultures, speaking different
languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the
classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world.”

Kiran Pavaskar, India


How experienced do I have to be in order to apply?

Every application is considered individually. We are open for advanced and professional actors, performers, directors, dancers, choreographers. Please be clear in your application about your experience. Other than requesting a minimum age of 18 years old, we have no age limit.

How many people are there in each workshop?

The group size can vary depending on both the size of the studio and the type of workshop given.

What is the deadline for application?

We accept applications on the regular basis. However, it is suggested to apply early because the participation fee increases as the start dates of some educational programs approach.

Who covers my accommodation and travel costs?

ArtUniverse does not cover accommodation and travel costs.

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