Join a 1-Year Theatre Directing Program

New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI)

Join the prestigious 12-Month Directing Program at the New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI), starting in September 2023. This program can help you acquire the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in the theatre world.


The NIPAI’s 1-Year Theatre Directing Program gives students the all-around directing experience necessary to make their own performances and shows. The year is divided into two semesters, depending on the start date. Students in the program receive over 500 hours of hands-on distant instruction and actual hands on experience.

! All students write, direct, perform and work in multidisciplinary context.

Where can you apply your knowledge?

  • Physical Theatre
  • Dance Theatre
  • Drama Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Mime Theatre
  • Puppetry Theatre
  • Circus on Stage

Improve your professionalism and practical tools with Directing Program.

→ Course consists of 4 in-class sessions (average from 5 days to a week).
→ 12 months of education.
→ 30 weeks of distant learning.

We understand that your schedule may not allow for in-class sessions, which is why we also offer a 12-month distance course option, ensuring flexibility and accessibility.

Why choose Directing Program at NIPAI?

Comprehensive Training: You will be able to explore topics such as classical approaches to directing, physical theatre techniques, Stanislavski’s Physical Action, Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture, Ostrenko brothers method, ensemble building, producing, composition, rehearsal techniques, and much more.

Multidisciplinary Context: During in-class sessions you will have an opportunity to engage in directing, performing, and working within a multidisciplinary environment, fostering a holistic approach to theatre creation.

Career Opportunities: Theatre directing offers promising prospects, with a projected job growth of 24%. Graduates of our program excel in various fields, earning a median monthly salary of €6,400. There are approximately 15,600 openings in this dynamic industry each year.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to receive the NIPAI Certificate of Completion, validating your acquired tools and knowledge.

How to apply?

To apply, visit our website and complete the online application form. Proficiency in English is required as part of the entry requirements.

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