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Ensemble Building Course


3 Months, Distance education (IUGTE with NIPAI)

Investigate the relationship between the theatre director and the performers in order to create a friendly environment and a creative atmosphere during rehearsals.

In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore the role of physical training in the ensemble-building process, techniques for working with actors in a playful manner, and strategies for developing a specific atmosphere, cohesion, and dynamics within the group.

The course includes:

Acting Techniques

Improvisation and Spontaneity

Director’s Communication Skills

Actor’s training based on Ancient Traditions

There is a high demand for professional theatre directors who can assemble an ensemble with unfamiliar performers, considering the limited amount of time available for rehearsals. The course offers special techniques for creating a friendly environment and motivating the team to achieve their best results while being responsible leaders for them.

Students will be introduced to:

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V. Meyerhold's


M. Chekhov's

“Psychological Gesture“

K. Stanislavsky's

“Physical Action“

Program details:

Level: Professional

Program Duration: 3 months

Program Format: Distance education

Language: English

Certificate: Available

Each week, students receive distant tasks, assignments, cases for self-studies which gradually lead them to an understanding of the topic and the ability to apply knowledge to the real-life projects.

Objectives of the course:

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Explore the role of physical training for performers;

Investigate various actors training techniques;

Get insight into improvisation aspects in the training;

Learn how to develop creative environment and foster ensemble building process;

Learn how to lead actors through the creative process and unfold their artistic nature.

Owing to impressive learning flexibility, this program will be convenient for ambitious professionals who are constantly on the move or are looking to balance work and study to apply their skills in real-time.

The core of every program at NIPAI is learning by doing! Therefore, in our distance course, students will acquire knowledge through practical tasks for directors, which enhance their understanding and technical skills in the fundamentals of composition, stage planning, storyboarding, scale models, and creating atmosphere using a specific design concept.

Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion.

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Professional growth

Up-to-date knowledge

First hand experience

Individual approach

Emphasis on practical learning

Unique method

We are proud of our students from all around the world!

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Onika Henry, Canada

I found it to be such a rewarding and enriching experience in terms of what I took away from this course not only as inspiring artist, but also as a student who can use much of what I learned in application with my studies while I finish my degree.

  • How are the fees paid?
    For individual applicants, there are the following payment options available: Option 1. Tuition fee is made in one installment. Option 2. Tuition fee is made in two installments. Once admitted to IUGTE and NIPAI, students should pay a deposit to secure their place in the program.
  • What is the deadline for application?
    We accept applications on the regular basis. However, it is suggested to apply early because the participation fee increases as the start dates of some educational programs approach.
  • I am an international student - am I able to join the course?
    Of course! Our courses are open to international students.
  • Can I obtain diploma online?
    Yes, absolutely! Online Learning is held fully as a distance learning program. The course content and teaching methods are designed to support learning flexibility and access from around the world.
  • I still have questions that are not answered here
    Please email us at or and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • How experienced do I have to be in order to apply?
    Every application is considered individually. We are open for advanced and professional actors, performers, directors, dancers, choreographers. Please be clear in your application about your experience. Other than requesting a minimum age of 18 years old, we have no age limit.
  • Can I apply for a scholarship?
    There are certain options for qualified candidates for funding their studies from Need-Based Tuition Assistance to Talent-Based scholarships. Only accepted students can apply for scholarships and awards. Funding> Partial Scholarship from ArtUniverse>
  • Can I contact a former student?
    We have many former students who will relate their experience at the NIPAI and IUGTE. Contact our admissions office by email.
  • What language are the programs held in?
    All programs are held in English.
  • Are there any further costs?
    We are committed to making the most of your course reading list available online through the library, which you can access with your university account. However, you may need to purchase some books for your studies depending on the module you are studying and your research interests.
  • When can I start my studies?
    IUGTE and NIPAI offers rolling admissions. You may apply year round to enroll for Autumn, Spring, Winter and Summer semesters and begin your study with E-Learning sessions.
  • What are the entry requirements for the courses?
    For distance programs entry requirements visit here.
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