The Certificate in Voice and Speech for the Actor, offered by the Department of Theater, allows undergraduates from other disciplines to pursue their interest in voice and speech. The Department of Theater at Temple University boasts two master teachers and one associate teacher of the renowned Fitzmaurice voice method. Participants in the Certificate in Voice and Speech for the Actor study with these teachers and with instructors trained by them. For myriad reasons, interested undergraduates pursue a major outside of Theater and the performing arts, but their passion for performance and hunger for training remains. The Certificate in Voice and Speech for the Actor allows a student to continue training with professional actors and faculty from the Department of Theater at Temple University and the rich theatrical community of Philadelphia. Skills acquired from the Certificate in Voice and Speech for the Actor complement requisite expertise in most professions. Confidence in public speaking and presentation, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and communication are just some of the qualities enhanced through the study of voice and speech.
Theater offers the undergraduate Certificate in Voice and Speech for the Actor 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.
Campus Location: Main
Program Code: CA-VSA-CERT
Students interested in declaring this certificate in the Department of Theater can do so by contacting a TFMA advisor for next steps.
To seek assistance in monitoring their progress with the certificate declared, students are asked to meet with Melanie Julian (email@example.com, 215-204-1324). Meetings should take place regularly from the time of declaration to applying for graduation within their home school/college.
A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses.
|THTR 2221||Voice for the Actor||3|
|THTR 2231||Speech for the Actor||3|
|THTR 2233||Advanced Speech for the Actor||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Poetry as Performance|
|Fundamentals of Acting|
|Dialects for the Actor|
|Acting for Commercials, Industrials and Voice-Overs|
|Total Credit Hours||12|