Directing at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course has been launched to extend a great opportunity for trainee directors. Working in the heart of the festival city, there will be time to work with actors on all years of the BA Acting & English and the BA Acting for Stage & Screen courses. You'll be working on contemporary and classic texts and alongside trainee playwrights to create new work. You'll have dedicated industry-recognised mentors providing support throughout your training time and you’ll be studying in one of the most culturally-vibrant cities in the world. The two-year duration gives you time to truly develop skills and creativity, and also allows you to network and build relationships with actors and writers who can make an impact on your career after you graduate.e. Please visit our website for course details.


The course is structured over 5 trimesters and, along with many opportunities to direct various projects and to assistant direct public shows, you will study: dramatic story and structure; script analysis; design and metaphor; applied directing; professional preparation; festival production.

Entry requirements

Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, ideally with a background in Drama or Humanities. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry. If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with 7.0 with no individual component score less than 6.5.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 6.5.

Fees and funding

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Directing at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS