The Teacher/Director program (part-time program) trains you to be a theatre-maker who teaches and directs. You learn how to coach and direct performers so as to get across stories, ideas, points of view, and impressions. At the end of a workingproces, you create presentations and performances. As a teacher, you work at schools, cultural centres, and education centres. You know how to use modern audiovisual aids. As a director, you espacially work with groups and you learn how to make theater with the specifications of your actors. You work on stages both large and small, and both at leading theatres and little halls in the middle of nowhere.
The driving force behind this program is your own acting. Your skills as a performer give you the knowledge and passion to teach and direct. Performing, teaching, and directing are inextricably linked with one another in the part-time program, and they influence one another continually.
Practical work alternates with deepening your understanding of theory and of what drama involves. The lessons and workshops are given by a small team of Academy instructors, together with guest instructors. These teachers have active connections with the professional world of theater. Twelve new students are admitted to the program each year.
The part-time Teacher/Director program is a 3-year program.