Theatre Directing Programs

The following list of theatre directing programs is divided into two categories: “Undergraduate Theatre Directing Programs” and “Graduate Theatre Directing Programs”. The programs below are sorted alphabetically by country, with the US separated into states and Canada into provinces.

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Undergraduate Theatre Directing Programs

Canada
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Graduate Theatre Directing Programs

Canada
England
Ireland
Macedonia
Scotland
USA
Wales


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Undergraduate Theatre Directing Programs

Canada

Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg – Theatre and Film: Acting and Directing Concentration, BA


England

University of York – Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance, BA


USA

Alabama

Samford University – Theatre: Acting and Directing, BA

The University of Montevallo – Theatre: Directing, BFA

California

Concordia University Irvine – Theatre: Acting and Directing, BA

Santa Clara University – Theatre: Focus on Directing, BA

UC Irvine – Theatre – Honors in Directing, BA

Vanguard University – Theatre Arts: Performance and Directing Concentration, BA

Illinois

Columbia College – Theatre: Directing Minor, BFA

Elmhurst College – Theatre: Directing Concentration, BA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Playwriting, Directing, & Dramaturgy, BFA

Indiana

Ball State University – Theatre: Directing and Stage Management, BA, BS

Iowa

Drake University – Theatre: Directing, BFA

Massachusetts

Smith College – Theatre: Directing Emphasis, BA

Michigan

Central Michigan University – Theatre Interpretation: Acting & Directing, BFA

Minnesota

St. Cloud State University – Theatre: Acting and Directing Specialization, BA

Missouri

Avila University – Theatre: Directing/Producing, BFA

Nebraska

Nebraska Wesleyan University – Theatre: Directing, BFA

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire – Theatre: Acting & Directing Option, BA

New York

Fordham University – Theatre: Directing Track, BA

Long Island University – Theatre: Directing and Playwriting, BFA

Pace University – Directing, BA

SUNY Oswego – Theatre: Acting and Directing Concentration, BA

North Carolina

University of North Carolina Charlotte – Theatre: Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Writing, BA

Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University – Theatre: Acting & Directing, BA

Cleveland State University – Theatre: Directing Track, BA

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University – John Wells Directing Program, BFA

East Stroudsburg University – Theatre: Directing Concentration, BA

Lycoming College – Theatre: Directing Concentration, BA

Muhlenberg College – Theatre: Directing Concentration, BA

Temple University – Musical Theatre: Directing Concentration, BFA

South Carolina

College of Charleston – Theatre: Performance (Acting/Directing), BA

Tennessee

Austin Peay State University – Theatre and Dance: Acting/Directing Concentration, BA, BFA

Belmont University – Theatre: Directing, BFA

Lipscomb University – Theatre: Directing Track, BFA

Texas

Sam Houston State University – Theatre: Acting and Directing, BFA

Washington

Pacific Lutheran University – Acting/Directing, BFA

Western Washington University – Theatre: Directing Concentration, BA


Graduate Theatre Directing Programs

Canada

Alberta

University of Alberta – Directing, MFA

British Columbia

Univerisity of British Columbia – Directing, MFA

Ontario

University of Ottawa – (English/French) Theatre: Directing, MFA

York University – Theatre: Directing, MFA (every two years)


England

Bath Spa University – Theatre Directing, MA

Birkbeck University of London – Theatre Directing, MFA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama – Movement: Directing & Teaching, MA/MFA

Royal Holloway University of London – Theatre Directing, MA

University of East London – Theatre Directing, MA

University of Essex – Theatre Directing, MA, MFA


Ireland

Trinity College Dublin – Theatre Directing, MFA


Macedonia

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – (English/Macedonian) Theatre Directing, MA


Scotland

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Musical Directing, MA


USA

Alabama

The University of Alabama – Theatre: Concentration in Directing, MFA

California

CalArts – Directing, MFA

UC Irvine – Theatre Directing, MFA

UC San Diego – Theatre: Directing, MFA

UCLA – Theatre Directing, MFA

Connecticut

Yale School of Drama – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Florida

Florida State University – Directing, MFA

Illinois

DePaul University – Directing, MFA

Illinois State University – Directing, MFA

Northwestern University – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Indiana

Indiana University – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Iowa

The University of Iowa – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Louisiana

The University of New Orleans – Theatre Performance (Acting or Directing), MFA

Massachusetts

Boston University – Directing, MFA

Montana

University of Montana – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Theatre: Directing, MFA

New York

Brooklyn College – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Columbia University – Theatre: Directing Concentration, MFA

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Theatre Directing, MFA

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University – John Wells Directing Fellowship, MFA

Penn State University – Theatre Directing/Music Directing, MFA

Temple University – Theater: Directing, MFA

Rhode Island

Brown University – Acting and Directing, MFA

Tennessee

University of Memphis – Theatre: Directing, MFA

South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Theatre Directing, MFA

Texas

Baylor University – Directing, MFA

Texas State University – Theatre: Directing , MFA

Texas Tech University – Theatre: Acting/Directing, PhD

University of Texas at Austin – Theatre: Directing, MFA

Washington

University of Washington – Drama: Directing, MFA

Washington D.C.

The Catholic University of America – Directing, MFA


Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Opera Directing, MA


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