Professional Acting
Certificate of Achievement

The Professional Acting micro-credential is designed for those seeking to expand their skills in performance for personal growth and employment advancement.

Combining intensive classroom study and performance, the program is dedicated to developing an actor who can cope with the demands of the contemporary stage and work with a range of dramatic materials – from classical to modern – that reflect current productions in the theatre centers of the United States.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in acting;
  • Conduct research in preparation for performing a role;
  • Independently interpret dramatic literature for performance;
  • Use a variety of acting, movement, and vocal techniques to craft a performance;
  • Work collaboratively with artistic and production staff;
  • Create successful auditions by preparing materials and exhibiting professional conduct.

Successful completion of credits from this Certificate of Achievement can be applied toward the Theatre degree programs.

Admission to the program requires readiness for college-level English and Math and approval from the program coordinator. Students may receive credit for previous training in a skills area by applying for credit by examination, credit by experience, and/or transfer credit as evaluated and approved by the program coordinator.

Communication: Speech and Theatre degree program
Theatre A.A. degree program
Theatre A.F.A. degree program

2023-2024 Academic Year
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CIP 500101
Credit-bearing certificate programs can serve as gateways to earning an associate degree. Students are encouraged to consult the program coordinator, an academic advisor or Success Coach to explore such opportunities.
Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
THR 104 Fundamentals of Acting (2/2) 3
THR 207 Scene Study I (3/0) 3
VPA 228 Artistic Collaboration Workshop (2/2)
  • Consult program coordinator concerning ENG 101 prerequisite.
THR 105 Acting II: Principles of Characterization (2/2) 3
THR 217 Theatre Production (1/5) 3