Drama - Directing
The “directing” track (language: Dutch, English or French) – we tend to prefer the broader neologism “theatre maker” – focuses on the development of your individual work and will take the form of a coherent hands-on research track that will be elaborated by means of two fully-fledged artistic projects (public presentations). This track presupposes considerable experience in the concerned artistic activities.
This MA programme is hosted by the theatre department of RITCS | School of Arts, which also organizes BA programs in acting, directing and theatre technique (production, light design, set design, sound and video). Our MA programme welcomes prospective candidates with a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts. The RITCS Master of Theatre is internationally acknowledged and accredited by the NVAO.
You will work in an interdisciplinary environment aimed at the development of your personal work as a performer or director, whether this work is developed individually or in close collaboration with other artists. You will work within the broad field of (music) theatre and performance art. The backbone of this tailor-made MA programme will be taken up by your practice-based artistic research, which will be developed in permanent negotiation with an audience and the broader context of the arts world. At the end of the academic year the graduation projects are presented in a festival which the school organizes in collaboration with Bronks (www.bronks.be), Kaaitheater (www.kaaitheater.be) and KVS (www.kvs.be).
The Master in Theatre is coordinated by a mentor who will act as your artistic and intellectual sparring partner throughout the year, together with a team of staff members.
The programme works with a wide variety of artists, dramaturges and academics, including: Dirk Verstockt (dramaturge, director, critic), Eurudike De Beul (singer, Peeping Tom), Ruud Gielens (actor, director), Stef Lernous (director Abattoir Fermé), Geert Opsomer (dramaturgy), Karel Vanhaesebrouck (theory), Raven Ruëll (director), Klaas Tindemans (dramaturgy), Harry Cole (light design), Carly Wijs (actor, director), Tania van der Sanden (actor), Sanja Mitrovic (director, performer), Tom Dupont (writer, director) and many others. Students in the directing track can propose their own coaches. The theory seminars are taught by our in-house professors Lieven De Cauter, Geert Opsomer, and Dominiek Hoens.
Students holding a Flemish BA degree in Drama (acting) have direct access to the MA programme in Performing Arts (acting). However, participating in the auditions and subsequent workshop is highly recommended. All other candidates should follow the application procedure.
About the admission test
Our Directing program, which accepts students who can work, read and communicate in Dutch, French our English, welcomes aspiring theatre makers, directors and performance artists who would like to develop their personal work through a sustained focus on the articulation of their own artistic language and universe.
All candidates for the Master Drama-Directing have to take part in an admission test. For full information on how to apply, we would like to ask you to consult our information brochure with all further details on the procedure and minimum requirements. After you have read the brochure you can register for the admission test.
The admission test is centered around two key moments: an online audition and a workshop week.
The online audition will be held on Friday 28.05.2021 via Zoom or Teams.
At the end of the day you will hear if you can join the workshop week from Monday 30.08.2021 until Friday 03.09.2021.
We ask you to be available during this week, so that you can do the admission test without any problems. Admission tests that are only partly finished are not sufficient to succeed.
You can find more information on the content of the admission test in the brochure that is enclosed in the confirmation mail.
Admission deadline: Friday 30.04.2021