Directing Theatre

Maynooth University


Course Name Directing Theatre
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code 50374 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Please apply using our On Line applications system (please see Application Weblink below.
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Duration 100 Hours part-time over one year, on two Saturday's per month. October - May.
Entry Requirements

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Applicants must be 21 years or older on 1 Jan. on year of commencement of the course. Applicants should write a short piece (approximately 250 words) detailing their experience to date - if any - in the field of theatre, and ...

Mature Applicants Participants must be 21 years or over and have the capacity to complete a course at NUI certificate level. They must also have the capacity to direct a public performance during the course of the year and so access to performers would be an asset.
Comment The course is coordinated by Peter Hussey (Artistic Director of Crooked House). Additional Tutors are Annie Ryan (Artistic Director of the Corn Exchange), Jo Mangan (Artistic Director of Performance Corporation), John O’Brien (Company Manager of Guna Nua), Annabelle Gomyn (Artistic Director of Hatch Theatre Company) and Louise Lowe (Artistic Director of Anu Production).
Course Content

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. This course is aimed at the following potential studen...

Subjects Taught 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.
Assessment Method

Expand+Students will keep a Learning Journal in which they will record and critically reflect on their learning, brought about by this course. They will then write an essay based on this journal and submit it. Major Directing Project – each student will b...

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Department of Adult and Community Education
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