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    The art of directing, through the study of the work of leading directors and through practical application, including the direction of two short plays.

    In this full-year paper, you will develop your own "voice" as a theatre director. You will direct three varied pieces, including one in a non-theatre environment and a Lunchtime Theatre project. Students intending to enrol for this paper must contact the programme co-ordinator by 30 November of the previous year. Late applications may be considered.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Directing
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,480.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 300-level THEA points (including THEA 311 or THEA 352)
    The prerequisite THEA352 or THEA311 may be replaced by an approved equivalent.

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Stuart Young

    Paper Structure

    Classes include a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.


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    Course outline

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    This paper will deepen your understanding of the role of the director, in both theory and practice. You will enhance skills in creative imagination, interpretation and analysis, and in working with text, space and actors.


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 10:00-12:50 9-13, 15, 17-22
    Tuesday 13:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
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