Theatre Directing - Bachelor
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. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

The theatre director is responsible for the overall presentation of a performance. Directors, who lead the artistic work, are driven by an idea, a vision, which they work to communicate to an audience.

Because theatre directors are responsible for the performance, they need to be both creative artists and attentive managers who can fully tap on other people’s creativity. To fulfil this role, they need to be familiar with all the other functions of the theatre: the playwright, set designer, costume designer, sound and lighting engineers, make-up artists, producers and, not least, the actor’s process.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Theatre Directing

During the programme, you will analyse dramatic and other texts and gain basic knowledge of the language of theatre dramaturgy, analysis and visual presentation.

For many of the exercises, you will receive individual supervision. You will work with students in other bachelor programmes, such as drama, set design, costume making, sound and lighting engineering, make-up artistry and producing, while other joint exercises/courses will be carried out in the field of film, media and radio theatre, with students at those programmes. We also collaborate with theatres and other universities to gain as broad a picture of the profession as possible.

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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:

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    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.

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