Certificate of Achievement, Theatre

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.

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 209Theatre Practicum6
or THTR 176 Musical Theatre Workshop I
or THTR 276 Musical Theatre Workshop II
Elective Requirements
Select 15 units from the following:15
Fundamentals of Speech Communications
Introduction to Group Communication
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Acting I
Dance Styles: Musical Theatre
Fundamentals of Directing
Introduction to Musical Theatre Literature
Cinema as Art and Communication
Theatre Technology I
Introduction to Acting II
Theatre Workshop: Acting III
Laboratory Theatre: Acting IV
Theatre: a Cultural Context
Children's Theatre
Acting for the Camera
Theatre Experience and Travel
Independent Study: Theatre
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Select 3 electives 2 9
Communications 1 3
THTR 209
Theatre Practicum
or Musical Theatre Workshop I
or Musical Theatre Workshop II
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Select 2 electives 2 6
Human Relations 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
THTR 209
Theatre Practicum
or Musical Theatre Workshop I
or Musical Theatre Workshop II
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30