Guidelines for Student Directing

Guidelines for Student Directing Opportunities – Practicum

The Lab Theatre Program, run through the Student Drama Association in conjunction with the Theatre UAF Faculty, includes all student-directed productions. See the S.D.A. for application requirements. Credit may occasionally be granted for “Lab Theatre” productions (Winter Shorts) – but the student must petition a faculty advisor for their production in advance of registering for the credits.. Credit rarely exceeds 1 Practicum Credit. To see an official copy of the course syllabus for Theatre Practicum; please visit

It is advised that potential directors take at least one of the Directing courses offered (example: Directing Theatre or Film & Video Directing), Stage Manage or ASM for a mainstage production, and be involved in at least one mainstage production (as actor, running crew member, etc.) prior to directing a production of any scale.

Also see: Thesis Guidelines: Directing for additional information.