Movement Directing

Certificate Program


The One-Year Movement Directing Program trains and develops a practical understanding of what it is to act, move, perform, and direct, enabling you to work as a performers' trainer, coach, choreographer, theatre practitioner and a director of movement.

The year is divided into two semesters. Students in the program receive over 500 hours of hands-on instruction and actual experience.


The curriculum integrates intensive study in all the major topics including how to:

  • Create an approach through research and practice in movement methodologies and through specialist teaching;

  • Utilize pedagogical tools for coaching, movement directing and teaching performers;

  • Develop advanced interpersonal, facilitation, coaching, pedagogy skills and many more.

All students create, perform, write, act, direct, participate in intensive training, get distant tasks and work in multidisciplinary and multicultural contexts.

As in all NIPAI programs, the one-year course emphasizes hands-on learning. During the studies, you may expect to encounter work associated with classical methods and modern approaches. Teaching methods include tutorials, group seminars, distant learning and workshops.

All students pursuing a certificate program at The New International Performing Arts Institute must be proficient in English and earn a bachelor's degree (at a minimum) or an acceptable equivalent. Applicants must also submit a Creative Portfolio, more details on Entry Requirements.

Program Duration: 1 year 
InClass Sessions: 4 study weeks
Distant Learning: 30 study weeks
Program Format: Online & InClass Course
Next Intake: Winter



The course emphasis is on launching movement directing students into the professional world of Performing Arts and, giving many opportunities for networking, collaborations, placements, enlightening sessions with professionals and other exciting possibilities.


  • gaining access to up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge

  • obtaining knowledge needed for professional movement directors through an intensive hands-on learning.


  • studying with a combination of actual and virtual seminars

  • accessibility to knowledge from all over the world



As our students are busy with their professional lives and need flexibility, we offer variable study durations. Students can apply for the Movement Directing Course at any time during the year and can start the program with either the practical session or distant tasks and online seminars.


Students who wish to delve deeper into a specific topic can choose to attend an additional practical session from the elective projects that is in line with their interests.


We designed special assessment system for students of NIPAI. It allows students to feel free from conventional examinations. Instead of common grading system we established a score system. After each completed task  the student receives points, after certain number of collected points,  the student moves to the next level and is allowed to proceed to next semester.
This system is specifically designed to avoid subjective assessments by lecturers.