Fine Arts, Certificate of Achievement


The Certificate of Achievement, Theatre is formulated for the student who may want to hone one’s theatre skills in a conservatory-type setting; the student who does not desire to transfer to a four-year institution; the student who may already possess a degree in higher education; and the student who has a vocational interest in theatre.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate competency in basic theatre skills.
  • Complete the rehearsal and performance requirements for the Theatre Practicum Core.

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.


Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Human Relations3
Certificate Requirements
THTR 209Theater Practicum6
or THTR 176 Musical Theater Workshop I
or THTR 276 Musical Theater Workshop II
Elective Requirements
Select 15 units from the following:15
Fundamentals of Speech Communications
Introduction to Group Communication
Introduction to Theater
Introduction to Acting I
Dance Styles: Musical Theater
Fundamentals of Directing
Introduction to Musical Theater Literature
Cinema as Art and Communication
Theater Technology I
Introduction to Acting II
Theater Workshop: Acting III
Laboratory Theater: Acting IV
Theater: a Cultural Context
Children's Theater
Acting for the Camera
Theater Experience and Travel
Independent Study: Theater
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Select 3 electives 2 9
Communications 1 3
THTR 209
Theater Practicum
or Musical Theater Workshop I
or Musical Theater Workshop II
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Select 2 electives 2 6
Human Relations 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
THTR 209
Theater Practicum
or Musical Theater Workshop I
or Musical Theater Workshop II
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


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