Directing

Plan of Study

Year One

Survey of Theater and Drama
The Collaborative Process
New Play Lab
Acting I
Music Literacy
First-Year Directing
Voice I
Writing for the Ensemble
New Games
Rehearsal Practicum
Managing the Production Process
Directing Practicum
Introduction to Shakespeare for the Director
Scene Design: Background and Practice
Opera Practicum
Stage Combat I

Elective (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School of Drama productions
Possible assignment as assistant director at Yale Repertory Theatre
or Yale School of Drama

Year Two

Scene Design: Background and Practice
Costume Design: Background and Practice
Second-Year Directing
Introduction to Lighting Design
Acting II: Tools not Rules
Langston Hughes Tutorial
Introduction to Projection Design
Designers and Directors Workshop I
Designers and Directors Workshop II
Director-Designer Lab
YSD Show Proposal Tutorial
Directing Practicum
Directing Lab on Greek Tragedy
The Choreographic Imagination
Opera Practicum

Elective (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School of Drama productions
Possible assignment as assistant director at Yale Repertory Theatre
or Yale School of Drama

Year Three

Third-Year Directing
The Director’s Thesis
Carlotta Tutorial
Directing Practicum
Bridge to the Profession
Opera Practicum

Elective (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School of Drama productions

Production Assignments

Each year, students are given assignments as director for School of Drama productions. In the first- and second-year, students may be given an assignment as assistant director at Yale Repertory Theatre or Yale School of Drama.

Elective Requirement

Directors are required to take one term-length elective course over three years and are encouraged to take more as their schedules permit. Courses may be selected from Acting, Design, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, Theater Management, and other departments within Yale School of Drama, subject to approval by the chair of Directing. Where course scheduling permits, students may propose to fulfill the elective requirement by enrolling in a course elsewhere within the University.