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The Theatre Directing Diploma Program by the New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI).




Sunday, 1 September 2024 to Monday, 30 September 2024


Offered online or blended with options for in-person sessions in Germany or Austria, enabling global access.


The next intakes are in April 2024 and September 2024.

For Whom?

Ideal for individuals aiming to become professional directors, the program is open to students worldwide.

The New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI) is an educational institution focused on providing practical and hands-on training in various disciplines of the performing arts since 2000. It offers a diverse range of programs, including theatre directing, movement directing, and arts management. These programs are designed to be accessible in multiple formats, catering to a wide array of learning preferences through both online and blended (a combination of online and in-person) educational modalities. 

NIPAI is notable for its international scope, drawing a varied and multicultural student body from across the globe. This diversity enriches the learning environment and reflects the Institute's commitment to fostering global perspectives in the arts. The emphasis at NIPAI is heavily placed on practical, experiential learning and preparing students for real-world application in their artistic pursuits.

The curriculum includes hands-on distance instruction and in-class sessions totaling 500 hours over 18 months, emphasizing practical experience from day one. Students will engage in live interactive projects, digital resources, online collaboration, and independent development of a graduation performance under the guidance of expert mentors.

The program aims to foster artistic impact, community engagement, commercial success, and personal growth, offering pathways to careers in theatre production, puppetry, classical and contemporary theatre, opera, etc.

What Sets Our Programme Apart?

  1. Upon completion, receive a diploma that acknowledges your qualifications as a theatre director, paving the way to professional endeavors.
  2. Benefit from a blend of distance learning with in-class sessions in Germany or Austria, depending on your preference. A fully online learning option is also available, providing flexibility to accommodate your lifestyle and commitments.
  3. During in-class sessions, immerse yourself in a multicultural and international setting, collaborating with artists from across the globe. This exposure enriches your creative process and broadens your professional network.
  4. Our curriculum is built on practical learning. You'll engage in assignments that directly contribute to your growth, ensuring you acquire the skills necessary to succeed.
  5. The program concludes with you directing your own performance, showcasing your skills and vision in a real-world scenario. This final project is not only a test but a significant milestone in your career as a director.

Cody Ganger, a graduate of the distance learning course in theatre directing, shared her experience:  

For more detailed information about the program, please visit the NIPAI website at: 

For more detailed information about the eligibility criteria, and admission process please visit the NIPAI website at: 


Venue ( Address ): 

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The Theatre Directing Diploma Program by the New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI).
09/01/2024 to 09/30/2024
The Theatre Directing Diploma Program by the New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI).
04/01/2024 to 04/30/2024


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