Curriculum - Directing

Our training

NTS offers highly individualized training. As such, the curriculum is subject to change, following the latest development in technology, new artistic practices, and the needs of the specific group of artists making up each class.

Our training is always practical, underpinned by the 20 student shows created each year.

Supporting individual growth through exposure to a diversity of professional practices and theatre styles

1st Year

Directing Practices

European Plays and Playwrights

Dramaturgy and New Script Development

Scenography

Sound and Lighting Workshop

Movement Practices

Scene Study

Directors' Studio Project

Directing Mentorship

Shakespeare

Text Analysis

Projection Workshop

Theatre History

Production Team Management

Devised Creation

Performing Images/Puppetry

Assistant Directing on an NTS production

Directors’ Studio Project

2nd Year

Movement Practices

Scene Study

Directors' Project

Directing Mentorship

Text Analysis

Production Team Management

Devised Creation

Social Design and Directing from a Distance

Assistant Directing on an NTS production

Dramaturgy and New Script Development

New Words Festival

Professional Development

Note: Curriculum is subject to change, and varies each year according to student needs.

ART APART | Urgent support for emerging artists amid COVID-19 crisis

Because physical distance shouldn’t mean total isolation, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.

Apply online: https://ent-nts.ca/en/art-apart

Please note that the School's activities are suspended until May 1st. Subscribe to the newsletter to find out about the latest developments regarding the crisis.