Course Description

Certificate in Directing for Theatre

Maynooth University

The Certificate in Directing for Theatre is a practical course taught by Irish professional directors. It focuses on methods, tips and techniques, application of theory and practice. Working with actors; Introduction to Stanislavski; Introduction to Viewpoints; Actioning and working with text; Devising new material for performance; Introduction to Physical Composition and Movement Theory; Site specific and site-responsive theatre; Scene study; Physical Comedy; Auditioning and Rehearsal.


This course is aimed at the following potential


  • Mature students who wish to train for the theatre industry in Ireland and who would like to be prepared for further study in the field of directing.
  • Those who wish to explore the field to discover if they wish to make a career in it. In this sense the Certificate serves as a skills-based training course for new directors.
  • Those in the amateur youth theatre and community theatre sectors, who wish to formalise their experience into specific training, acquire accreditation and gain additional skills by doing so.
  • Those who are emerging directors in the professional theatre and who wish to gain specific skills and to acquire accreditation.

An easy payment plan is available upon registration.  Apply HERE

  •   Kildare
  •   Ordinary Bachelor Degree

Course Code DIR1
College Name Maynooth University
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland
Course Start Date 1st October 2022
Course End Date 29th April 2023
Course Fee 1250
Course Duration 100 hours Saturdays
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Title of Awarding Level 7 Certificate
Entry Requirements Applicants must be 21 years of age on 1st January of year applying for course
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Maynooth University

1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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Maynooth University
1 Floor School of Education
North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Kildare
Republic of Ireland
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