NIDA Directing 101, Grades 11-12

Directing 101, Grades 11-12

Holiday course

Learn the skills to create and direct a theatre production. Discover how to develop a concept or idea, work effectively with a creative team and collaborate with actors to ensure your vision is realised.

Course components

  • Discover how to develop a concept for a theatre show and bring it to life.
  • Communicate effectively with the creative team as you develop an understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
  • Learn how to run rehearsals and work with actors to get the most out of their performance.


  • Creation and proposal of a director’s concept.
  • Working techniques to get the best performance from actors.
  • Ability to manage time effectively whilst planning a rehearsal schedule.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11–12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list