Assistant Stage Management Certificate

Division: Fine Arts


The Assistant Stage Management Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as an Assistant Stage Manager in educational, community, and resident theatre venues as well as a theme park, television, and motion picture studios. This certificate program requires a total of 19.5-24.5 units in required courses and provides the foundation for the Stage Management Certificate. At least one-half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (13 units)
MUS 101 FMusic Fundamentals3
THEA 100 FIntroduction to the Theatre3
THEA 141 F Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THEA 266 FStage Management3
Required Design Course (2 units)2
Select either THEA 091 F or THEA 162 F (which requires an additional Stage Crew Activity Course)
Video and Scenic Projection for the Theatre2
Sound Design for the Theatre
Required Stage Crew Activity Course (0.5-3 units)0.5-3
Concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses is required for THEA 162 F. Select 0.5 units per course selected.
Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5-3
Beginning Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Required Production Courses (4-6.5 units)4-6.5
Select courses to fulfill stage management positions.
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop1-3
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)1-2
Resident Theatre Company0.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Concert Production1
Beginning Director's Practicum0.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Total Units19.5-24.5

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Generate a prompt book to be utilized in a theatrical event.

OUTCOME 2: Compose and maintain various production paperwork to communicate the preparation, maintenance, and striking of a live production.

OUTCOME 3: Recognize and distinguish the production requirements of a theatrical event for the purpose of creating requirement sheets, schedules, budgets, and predicting event challenges.

OUTCOME 4: Distinguish and apply general theatre terminology in order to communicate effectively within the entertainment industry.