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University of the Arts Helsinki Master of Arts in Directing
University of the Arts Helsinki

Master of Arts in Directing

Helsinki, Finland

2 Years


Full time

Aug 2024



The two-year master’s programme in directing offers you a unique setting to develop your distinct characteristics and artistic practice as a director. The master’s studies are built around your individual research question. The studies both support and challenge you, as you develop your own artistic thinking and skills. We offer you a learning environment that is both multidisciplinary and multi-faceted where peer learning plays a key role.

The student’s personal artistic work is a central part of directing studies, and the school’s professional production team and close relations with the professional field reinforce the student’s creative process. Students have the chance to collaborate with other degree programmes at the Uniarts Helsinki Theatre Academy, including programmes in design for the performing arts, lighting design, sound design and acting. The master-level courses combine theory and practice, giving rise to versatile and even surprising points of view that challenge and deepen the student’s artistic and critical thinking.

We offer students opportunities to build connections with other European students of directing.


Our teachers are experienced experts in their field. In addition to the permanent teaching staff, the program welcomes top experts from both Finland and abroad as guests on a regular basis.

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