Acting for Stage & Screen Certificate

Division: Visual and Performing Arts


The Acting for Stage and Screen Certificate consists of theatre courses and multimedia arts courses. This prepares students for careers, position advancements and/or higher-level degrees through practical, real-world and community experiences in and out of the classroom. The combination of courses enables the student to develop the skills in acting and basic digital video production necessary for professional competency in the entertainment industry. The required courses (19-20 units) must be completed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of the course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 22-23 units.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (19-20 units):
THEA 120 CActing I3
THEA 128 CActing for the Camera2
THEA 225 CDirecting for the Theatre3
THEA 124 CActing II3
THEA 134 C Auditions for Theater and Film1
THEA 129 CVoice and Diction3
THEA 133 CRehearsal Performance I2-3
THEA 121 CDynamic Movement for the Stage2
Select one of the following courses (3 units):3
Playwriting (formerly Stage and Screenwriting)3
Digital Video Production (formerly Digital Video Production I-Windows)3
Total Units22-23

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to create digital media b) Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to critically analyze scripts and fulfill the obligations of the story.