Certificate in Stage Management

The Certificate in Stage Management allows undergraduates from other disciplines to pursue their interest in the backstage organization of live theater; adds to student's self-confidence, leadership, and presentation skills; and allows the student to participate in Department of Theater productions for academic credit.

While students may not be outright Theater majors, they may have a desire to be involved with productions. Skills acquired from the Certificate in Stage Management include confidence in public speaking and presentation, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and many more, enhanced through the study within the Department of Theater coursework.

As part of this program, Theater offers the undergraduate Certificate in Stage Management on the Main Campus only. The certificate consists of a four-course, 12-credit sequence.

Students must be concurrently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree and the certificate to earn the certificate.

Students interested in declaring this certificate in the Department of Theater can do so by submitting a Change of Program Request form to Theater Advisor Lesley Copans (lcopans@temple.edu). If approved, the form will be submitted electronically to the Office of the University Registrar. In 3 to 5 business days, the request will be processed and then visible within Self-Service Banner (Student Information).

To seek assistance in monitoring their progress with the certificate declared, students are asked to meet with Matthew Miller (mbmiller@temple.edu, 215-204-4263). Meetings should take place regularly from the time of declaration to applying for graduation within their home school/college.

Requirements

A grade of C or higher is must be earned in THTR 1411 in order to register for THTR 2441. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all other required courses.

THTR 1411Welcome Backstage3
THTR 2441Stage Management I3
THTR 3442Theater Management I3
THTR 3080Special Topics (in stage management)3
Total Credit Hours12