The Directing Department has operated as part of the Drama School since the 2018-2019 Academic Year, based on its regulations, as defined in the Regulatory Decree of 14 December 1943 (issue one, sheet 416 of the Government Gazette) and in Presidential Decree number 93 of the Government Gazette (no. 172, 1/10/2018) with the amendment of PD 336/1983 concerning the organisation and operation of the National Theatre of Greece’s Higher School of Dramatic Art.
The Department works towards the artistic awareness, professional training and the appropriate education of young people seeking to pursue a directing career. The course lasts three years and is free of charge.
The classes on the course are classified into three categories:
Directing & Acting classes: These classes are taught by professional directors and actors with teaching experience. There are three teachers each year.
Theoretical classes: Dramaturgy, History of Theatre, Elements of Modern Greek Literature, History of Cinema, History of Directing. These classes are taught by appropriate teachers for each subject.
Technical classes: Gymnastics & Dance, Expressive Movement & Dance, Music, and Elocution. All the above classes are taught in each of the three years.
The Directing Department is part of the Drama School, which is under the supervision and responsibility of the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Greece, is managed by its Director or Head of Studies, as well as the Teachers’ Association, bodies that have the responsibility for any educational, administrative or disciplinary issue that may arise.
Latest updated: 28/02/2023