Do I need a degree to become a theatre director?
Mel is wondering if she should take an MA in directing or if it is better to start your own company.
I’m just about to start my final year of an English and History BA at university, but am very involved in the uni theatre company (I’m directing the first play of our autumn season) and want to work in theatre when I graduate.
My ambition is, eventually, to be a director, and am considering doing an MA in directing. Will they accept me with a non-Drama degree and how useful is a postgraduate directing course in actually getting a job in the industry?
Is it better to start your own company from scratch or try and work your way up from the bottom in an established theatre or company?