Theatre Institute - Directing Certificate

  • The Theatre Institute is a one-year certificate program which is unique in the university system. It is designed for theatre students who have previous theatre training but desire the opportunity to practise their skills in directing; for students with training in related performance arts who want exposure to traditional theatre practice; or for students with experience but little formal training. The program can accommodate directors as well as stage managers and production specialists.

    The Theatre Institute is open to students who have graduated with a theatre diploma from Capilano University or an equivalent program at another institution, or students who have equivalent performance experience but no formal certification.

    Students are given the opportunity to work on Theatre department productions and in its facilities. Each year the department mounts productions in the 376-seat BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts and also in its well equipped, flexible studio theatre. Directors include experienced faculty, renowned guest artists, and directing students in the program. Each student will receive guidance through semi-private instruction or seminars, and practical experience in productions.

    Completion of the Theatre Institute program signifies an intensive year of directing experience. Outcomes will vary depending on the student's ability at entry but all students can expect an intensive exposure to the craft and the opportunity to develop personal skills.