Theatre Directing - Bachelor
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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Theatre Directing - Bachelor

The Bachelor’s Programme in Theatre Directing is for students who are interested in becoming a theatre director. This is a three-year programme worth 180 credits and the main language of instruction is Swedish.

The bachelor’s programme specialising in theatre directing aims to give students an opportunity to develop an independent artistic practice as a director in a broad array of performing arts. During the course of the programme you will encounter many different perspectives on the profession of director – theoretical and practical, contemporary and historical. Given that theatre is a collective art form, key elements of the director programme include collaborative processes, the function and role of a director, and working with ensembles and teams. Organisation and leadership are other key aspects in the theatre directing programme.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Theatre Directing

The programme is not based on any individual or specific method of directing. As a student in the programme, you will continuously try out various working methods and address a number of issues related to your own artistry in order to begin developing your own personal professional style at a high artistic level.
The programme attaches particular importance to the perspective of the audience and the outside world. The majority of courses include seeking out and developing the relevance of your own work in relation to the contemporary era and the audience.

During the course of the programme, you will work within the framework of courses that alternate theory and practice, as well as in a variety of stage exercises, from shorter sketches to longer, in-depth, complete characterisation processes. You will also take courses that focus on the tools and work of the actor, dramaturgy and repertoire knowledge, and theatre technology. In addition to courses dedicated to characterisation of dramatic text, you as a student will also test out conceptual and processual work using methods and tools from what is often called the devising field.

Working in teams with other students from different programmes at the Stockholm University of the Arts is central to this programme. The director programme also includes gaining knowledge about all the professions a director may work with during a production. In some courses, and in the workplace-based parts of the programme, you will work with professionals in all performing arts fields in order to develop your own artistic practice in the encounter with more experienced professionals.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    Read more about application and study fees, how you pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.

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