Details for Direction and Production

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: DRA310
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Direction and Production

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate advanced skills in formulating directorial intention and vision from a Christian worldview that presents relevance and desired impact on a modern audience;
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of the creative processes involved in staging a theatrical production;
  3. Demonstrate detailed research into the context of a play text that identifies the ideas presented, reveals how they are connected to create a cohesive work and how it might be staged for an audience;
  4. Explain in detail directorial intention(s) that inform the staging of particular moments in a developed play, and how the performance and production elements function together to create these moments;
  5. Critically analyse live performances experienced and how these have influenced, inspired or informed the direction of particular moments in a developed play.

Subject Content

  • Biblical foundations for direction and production
  • Forming a directorial vision for performance
  • The production process
  • Theatrical design
  • Rehearsal processes
  • Applying technical elements to a production
  • The director’s notebook

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Directorial Rationale (25%)
  • Field Study Report (25%)
  • Directors Notebook (50%)