MFA Theatre (Directing)

There are two directing fields available in the MFA in Theatre. Both are two-year, 5-semester intensive conservatory programs for advanced theatre artists.


This program is designed for those with a special interest in directing theatre. In addition to their core course work which includes seminars on Directing, Design, and practicum— where students work directly with grad and undergrad actors — directors have the opportunity to study core Performance concepts in Voice, Movement, Acting. In addition to studio projects in both first and second year, students also direct a fully-mounted Theatre @ York production for their MFA thesis. more…

Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage

This program for emerging directors offers highly specialized, advanced training in large-scale theatre directing in collaboration with one of Canada's leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre companies. Working closely with York's graduate theatre faculty, the Canadian Stage Associate Artist and Artistic & General Director provide personal mentorship in intensive studio settings. more…