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Theatre Directing


Review of the Theatre Directing Program

Become a director by performing, experimenting, learning and creating performances and shows. At the NIPAI, students learn from day one through hands-on experience. 

Director is the person who is responsible for everything in the performance, who works with performers, composers, stage designers, costume designers, choreographers and other members of  professional crew. Our teachers will demystify the craft of directing, and challenge you to master the art of performance making! Become professional director through immersion into the performing arts and exploration of all aspects of professional work.

In the creation of every program, we worked with students and faculty from around the world. We adapted the best ideas and elements from top university directing programs and designed an alternative which provides a thorough grounding in performance making, and is also flexible in meeting the diverse needs of our students.

We give an opportunity to learn directing through a variety of options, through dynamic blend of InClass sessions, distant learning, workshops, and immediate application of gained knowledge. Students work with actors from the first day of their classes and will learn and explore the numerous visual, dramatic, and technical challenges that face directors. In addition to writing, analyzing plays, directing, and working with performers, students assist other members of their crews in the roles of choreographers, performers, and in NIPAI Diploma Programs students should make their graduation performances with theatre organization or group. Ultimately, through intensive hands-on guidance and immediate application, our goal is to empower students to make their work on performances interesting, to make actors and crew work on performances interesting and make audience enjoy the show!


Students interested in enrolling in Theatre Directing programs or workshops at the NIPAI can do so year-round as NIPAI offers rolling admissions. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates for the classes, click here.


NIPAI offers this immersive program to provide students with a comprehensive education in directing with real-life experience at the professional performance production organization.

18-month Theatre Directing Course



NIPAI's offers 1-Year Theatre Directing Program for those students who wish to study theatre directing and gain experience necessary to make their own performances. 
One-Year Theatre Directing Course


Part of what makes NIPAI, is the vast variety of workshops designed for almost every schedule and learning goal. Students can choose to enroll in one of the following short-term workshops
1-Week Theatre Directing Course

3-Week Theatre Directing Course

6-Week Theatre Directing Course


During the whole program of the 18 month Theater Directing Diploma Course, students learn how to make professional performance and shows, at the last semester of the program, students work on their Graduation Performance which is produced in theatre organization, with actors, costume designers, stage designers and whole theater staff. Each student, upon successful completion of the program, receives NIPAI Diploma.


Another wonderful aspect of NIPAI programs is the multiculturality of our students. The NIPAI draws an incredibly diverse, international groups of students who share a passion for telling, creating and sharing stories. Recent programs included students from the USA, Canada, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, India, Israel, Russia, Japan, and China.

Working on student projects alongside peers from different countries and cultures is excellent training for the innovative, new, multidimensional approach to performance making, and also offers our students personal opportunities to learn more about new stories and cultures.


The combination of non-stop collaborative work, blended education, diverse cultures and experiences, and a shared passion for performing arts and theater, make our programs enriching experiences. Students often say that the NIPAI's programs, workshops are the most exciting, full of discoveries and rewarding creative experience they have ever had.