Stage Directing Course

Stage Directing Course

Our course focuses on working on new forms of spoken and music theatre and on performative approaches to theatre on the basis of academic understanding.
During the course of studies, the following subjects, among others, are taught and discussed: principles and approaches of philosophy, sociology and aesthetics, a knowledge of the history of theatre and culture, concepts of contemporary theatre aesthetics, dramaturgical skills in musical and spoken theatre and basic hands-on stage-directing knowledge and skills.

Bachelor of Arts

Application deadline: October 21, 2018
Qualifying examination: January 15-17, 2019


The intensive course of studies in Stage Directing comprises a Bachelor's and a Master's degree course:

  • Bachelor's degree course: six semesters and 210 ECTS credit points
  • Master's degree course: three semesters and 90 ECTS credit points

By means of dovetailing the two courses in the sixth semester, the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses can be completed in a total of eight semesters, i.e. four years.

Cooperation Partners

The course in Stage Directing is part of the cooperation between the Theaterakademie August Everding and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. The course takes place on the premises of the Theaterakademie at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.

Statement by the Director of Studies

Professor Sebastian Baumgarten, Director of Studies of the Stage Directing Course

Everyone who studies or teaches on the stage directing course has a desire to get to know people who wish to use the medium of theatre to give expression to the present as they experience it. 

How can one define the concepts of theatre in ever-new ways? How can one call into question and change conventional viewing habits?

All lecturers and professors are contemporary theatre practitioners.