Movement Directing 18 Months

Movement Directing Diploma Course

18 months, Blended

A movement director is responsible for physical life of a production. 

You will learn how to stage movement, choreography, acrobatics, stage combat in performance, and more. 

Develop your expertise in building movement strategies based on character’s condition and rhythm of the performance.

At the course, you will have the opportunity to develop your own practice as a movement specialist and instantly apply it to the work of actors.

Learn how to

  • Set a transition of a character in a play
  • Set through actions of each actor in performance
  • Transform an actor into a character
  • Develop an actor’s body possibilities
  • Create a rhythm of performance
  • Work with an international team of performers

…and much more!

You can apply this knowledge in:

   Theatre production
   Classical theatre
   Film acting
   Contemporary and devised theatre
   Fashion industry

Our students are performance and movement practitioners who wish to improve or diversify their skills and knowledge, as well as practitioners from an allied sport/practice who need a deeper understanding of movement in contemporary performance.

Movement directors often work with:

  • Dancers
  • Models
  • Actors
  • Musicians
  • Circus performers

In recent years, professional movement consultants are invited to develop projects in fashion commerce, like photoshoots, catwalk shows and large campaigns.

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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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