The Director and Design
The Director and Design
3 Months, Distance education
Design is a powerful tool to create the atmosphere and style of the performance.
At this program, you will learn how to develop a design concept for your performances.
Emphasis is placed on general play analysis, as well as the investigation of design principles from a director’s perspective.
The course will be useful to students who are currently working as directors or those at the beginning of their career, and who wish to realize the full potential of visual effects in their works.
Study in Practice
Theatre Director must know the design aspects of the performance and develop its concept on the stage of pre-production. This knowledge will help you avoid difficulties in communication with designers during production.
The course includes:
- Principles of Design
- Mood board
- Stage plan & Storyboard Sketches
- Stage Design Model & Storyboard Photos
- Stage Design Storyboarding
- Atmosphere through Lighting
- General and Spatial Composition
Objectives of the course
- Develop the director’s clear artistic vision of particular performance;
- Learn how to create a stage plan for your project and understand why the director needs it;
- Explore the role of a director in design;
- Use storyboards as special tools to understand the layout of the scene;
- Build a useful storyboard that will support you during the whole production process;
- Create a final performance storyboard book that you can present to producers and agents.
- 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.
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 course, our students will gain knowledge through practical tasks for directors that bring better understanding and technical skills in the basics of composition, stage plans, storyboarding, scale models atmosphere creation through the use of a particular design concept.
Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion.
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.