Master of Theatre (Directing)
- CRICOS Code: 085432F
This degree balances theory and practice across four semesters, to allow for progression from the intensively-taught, skills-based first year, to a more autonomous, project-orientated second year which culminates in an independent, practice-led research performance project or written dissertation. It actively encourages intercultural and international training and research experiences through fieldwork in the second year of the course.
You’ll enjoy access to incredible facilities, including cinemas, digital vision and audio post-production facilities, visual art studios and technical workshop facilities, purpose-built dance studios, libraries, theatre and performance spaces, and animation and stop-motion studios.
Learn from the best
Your teachers are practising artists who are well-connected to industry, and there are course-integrated opportunities to collaborate with students from other creative disciplines.
At home in the cultural heart of Melbourne
The Southbank campus is located in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct. Significant projects currently under way – namely the Ian Potter Southbank Centre, the Buxton Contemporary, and the Stables – are revitalising the campus, providing extensive additional purpose-built spaces for the faculty and for our students.
Exposure while you study
You’ll gain professional exposure and practice through public performances, exhibitions and crewing, while the embedded capstone experience provides the opportunity to showcase performances to industry in Sydney and Melbourne, in public film screenings, and in graduate exhibitions.
The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides exposure to contemporary Indigenous arts practices and supports the recruitment of Indigenous artists, academics and students. You will have the chance to benefit from faculty partnerships with more than 20 leading arts institutions around the world, including the Universitas 21 (U21) and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks.