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. Courses in Dance, Music and Digital Media are available to enrich the students areas of interest. 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…