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theatre directing distance certificate course

Certificate Program

Next Intake: September 2023

Duration: 12 Months

Learning Format: Blended (4 In-Class Sessions)

Certificate: Available
Tuition Fee: 9500 EUR*

*Installment payments are possible.
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The NIPAI's 1-Year Theatre Directing Program gives students the all-around directing experience necessary to make their own performances and shows. The year is divided into two semesters, depending on the start date.  Students in the program receive over 500 hours of hands-on distant instruction and actual hands on experience. 

The curriculum includes:

  • Classical approach to directing

  • Physical theatre

  • Stanislavski Acting Methodology

  • Meyerhold and Biomechanics

  • Michael Chekhov's Psychological Gesture

  • Ensemble building

  • Producing

  • Composition

  • Rehearsal techniques
    …and much more!

!!! All students write, direct, perform and work in multidisciplinary context.

Directing job by numbers:

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Projected Job Growth

online art courses


Median monthly salary

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Openings Each Year

The program enables you to acquire an informed experience, knowledge and understanding of the work of the professional director with key collaborators such as actors, writers and designers. This program is for people who have the passion to plunge into theatre directing.

You can apply this knowledge in:

  • Physical Theatre

  • Dance Theatre

  • Drama Theatre

  • Musical Theatre

  • Mime Theatre

  • Puppetry Theatre

  • Circus on Stage

The Program includes:

online performing art school

4 weeks of InClass sessions

performing arts university

12 Months


university of the performing arts

30 Weeks of distant learning

As in all NIPAI programs, the one-year course emphasizes hands-on learning. Theatre Directing classes are not theoretical explorations; they are practical workshops designed to put students in the director's chair as quickly as possible.

Unable to attend an InClass session? Consider enrolling in a 12-month distance course in theater directing. Contact Us.

Why Us?

  • Professional growth

  • Up-to-date knowledge

  • First hand experience

  • Individual approach

  • Emphasis on practical learning

  • ​Unique method

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 Theatre Certificate Program, every student is required to complete their own Certificate Project. You will have the opportunity to create a project of your own. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive NIPAI Certificate of Completion.

All students pursuing a certificate program at The New International Performing Arts Institute must be proficient in English. Applicants must also submit a Creative Portfolio, more details on Entry Requirements see here.

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