The Director and Actor

The Director and Actor

3 Months, Distance education

Learn how professional actors are trained and develop your own method of actors’ training under a director’s guidance. 

The course focuses on building productive relationships between the theatre director and the performer.

At the end of the course, students will be able to create their own project based on the play that they want to stage.

The course is highly recommended to students who are currently working as directors or choreographers, and who need new tools and approaches to work with performers, as well as to those at the beginning of their careers.

Flexible Timing

Study in Practice

Professional Approach

The professions of a movement director and an actors’ coach are getting more popular nowadays, as these specialists are often invited to help performers in various aspects of their work, show their strengths and hide their weaknesses. The course may become a valuable asset in building your career.

The course includes:

  • Acting Techniques
  • Inner and Outer Monologue
  • Actor’s training based on Russian Theatre Tradition
  • Dramatic Analysis

We are welcoming directors, dancers, movers, choreographers, physical theatre actors, contemporary circus performers, musical theatre performers, performance artists from all over the world 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.

Students will be introduced to



M. Chekhov's

Psychological Gesture


Physical Action

Objectives of the course

  • Explore the application of techniques and approaches towards the performance-making process;
  • Gain the necessary tools to build actions and quality dialogues in Theatre Performance;
  • Acquire the high-level skills to start the rehearsal process.

Program details:

  • Level: Professional
  • Program Duration: 3 months
  • Program Format: Distance education
  • Language: English English
  • Certificate: Available

Each week, students receive distant tasks, assignments, cases for self-studies which gradually lead them to understanding of the topic and the ability to apply knowledge to the projects.

Objectives of the course:

Owing to impressive learning flexibility, this program will be convenient for ambitious professionals who are constantly on the move or are looking to balance work and study to apply their skills in real-time.

The core of every program​ at NIPAI is learning by doing! Thus, at the distance courses, our students gain knowledge through practical exercises designed to deepen your understanding of movement, enrich your expertise in using the body language and fulfil your true potential in making the performance.

Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion.


   Professional growth
   Up-to-date knowledge
   First-hand experience
   Individual approach
   Emphasis on practical learning
   Unique method

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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