Approaches to Directing

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Approaches to Directing

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: practical essay [50%], project analysis [50%]
    This workshop-based module provides students with an opportunity to examine the multifaceted role of the director. Through investigating methodologies, writings and productions of a select number of twentieth-century directors. The module will offer students a chance to interrogate what is understood as 'Directors? theatre'. Students will explore directing practices and processes as a means to understand the directors role as autuer, their function within the rehearsal room, and how they achieve the 'final product'. The module will focus on investigating various fundamental principles of performance-making and explore the various resources and skills employed by directors in a range of live performance contexts. This will include the analysis of text, working with performers, staging, mise en scene, staging configurations, sound, light and scenography.

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