MA Directing - MA
155 Talgarth Road, London, W14 9DA
Tel: 020 8834 0500
Fax: 020 8834 0501
Principal: Joanna Read
Stage Management and Technical Theatre Course Director: Rob Young
One-year course, validated by the University of Kent
This course offers talented, emerging directors a contemporary and wide-reaching vocational training.
Students undertake an intense programme of practical classwork, reflective tutorials and attachments as assistant directors on LAMDA productions, supporting the work of professional practitioners.
Students observe and participate in core LAMDA acting classes – working across the four disciplines of acting, voice, movement, singing, and developing an understanding of the actor’s process. They also receive tuition on pre-production planning skills, text analysis, script preparation, aesthetics and screen & audio training. Midway through their training, our directing students collaborate with our acting students to devise an original piece of theatre, developing their dramaturgical skills. These are presented as workshop performances, which are closed to the public.
Throughout the course, students undertake a number of assistant director attachments on LAMDA’s public, workshop and short film productions, working with both in-house and visiting directors. During the third term, they also start pre-production work on their own shows: selecting a play, securing the performance rights and working with a designer. The final term is dedicated to staging these plays, with industry guests invited to watch the final productions in The LAMDA Linbury Studio. In addition to extensive production work, students receive masterclasses from visiting playwrights, producers, agents and directors.