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The Director and Design

Flexible Timing

Study in Practice



From Beginner to Pro


Theatre Director must know the design aspects of the performance and develop its concept on the stage of pre-production. Today, at the educational institutions it is rare that students know how to develop a design concept for their performances, which thus leads to difficulties in communication with designers during the production

The importance of visual effects in performances influenced modern professional theatre directors to pay more attention to design as a tool for creating an atmosphere and style of the performance. 

This course mostly focused on practical tasks for directors that brings better understand and technical skills in the basics of composition, stage plans, storyboarding, scale models atmosphere creation through the use of a particular design concept. The practice goes in hand with some theories, textual analysis, and recommended readings. Emphasis is placed on general play analysis, as well as the investigation of design principles from a director's perspective. 


  • Principles of Design

  • Mood board

  • Stage plan & Storyboard Sketches

  • Stage Design Model & Storyboard Photos

  • Stage Design Storyboarding

  • Atmosphere through Lighting 

  • General and Spacial Composition 


  • Develop the director's clear artistic vision of particular performance

  • Understanding of how to create a stage plan for your project and why director needs it

  • Understanding the aspects of the role of director in design 

  • To use storyboards as special tools to understand the layout of the scene;

  • To be able to build a useful storyboard which will support you during the whole production process

  • To create a final performance storyboard book which you can present to producers and agents. 

Format: Each week students receive distant tasks, assignments, cases for self-studies which gradually lead them to understanding of the topic and ability to apply knowledge to the projects.

Level: Advanced.

Studies Duration: 3-Month

Language: English

Certificate: Upon completing all assignments, students can receive a Certificate.

Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion.  

Next Program Start:
September 2023
October 2023

Program Duration: 3 months 

Program Format: Online

Language: English

Certificate: Available 



This is a unique and renowned course designed specifically for those who are already practicing and feel a need for specific knowledge. The program enables you to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, tools in the specific field of theatre directing so that you could apply it immediately and reach your results 


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

  • obtaining knowledge of a wide range of directing methodologies and practices 

  • high-class faculty and guidance 


  • studying online alongside the work 

  • accessibility to knowledge from all over the world

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