Stage Management Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


The Certificate in Stage Management is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency in the field of Stage Management for live events, such as theatre, opera or dance. To earn a certificate, students must complete the required courses as listed, with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 20-22 units.

THEA 110 CStage Management for Theatre3
BUS 262 CPrinciples of Management3
MUS 101 CMusic Fundamentals3
THEA 111 CIndustry Prep for Theatre3
THEA 100 CIntroduction to the Theatre3
or THEA 140 C Introduction to Theatre Design
THEA 101 CPlay Analysis3
or THEA 225 C Directing for the Theatre
THEA 149 CStage Crew I - Running1-2
or THEA 148 C Production Techniques I
THEA 150 CStage Crew II -Production Prep1-2
or THEA 155 C Production Techniques II
or THEA 152 C Stage Crew IV House Box Office
Total Units20-22

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Upon completion of this program students will have entry-level training in the role of a professional stage manager for theatrical productions.

OUTCOME 2: Upon completion of this program students should be able to display knowledge and understanding of working with and managing actors, directors and designers for a theatrical production

OUTCOME 3: Upon completion of this program students should have an understanding of a stage manager's prompt book and the professional standard for calling cues during a live production.