Stage Management Certificate


The Stage Management Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Stage Manager in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme park, television and motion picture studios. This certificate program requires a total of 37 units of which 31 units are in required courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Required Courses (21 units):
ART 110 F3
THEA 100 FIntroduction to the Theatre3
THEA 141 F Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THEA 160 F Introduction to Sound Technology 13
THEA 170 F Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F) 13
THEA 265 FTheatre Management2
THEA 266 FStage Management3
(Note: THEA 170 F and THEA 160 F require concurrent enrollment in THEA 153 F or THEA 159 F or THEA 249 F or THEA 250 F. )
Required Stage Crew Activity courses: (2 units)
THEA 153 F Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5
THEA 159 FBeg Stage Crew Activity0.5
THEA 249 F Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5
THEA 250 F Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5
Student are required to fulfill stage management positions for required production courses: (select a minimum of 8 units)8
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop2
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)2
Intermediate Theatre Practicum2
Beginning Musical Theatre Production3
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production3
Restricted Electives - Select from the following (6 units):6
Principles of Management3
Introduction to Information Systems4
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to Opera3
Introduction to Theatre Appreciation3
Introduction to Summer Theatre Workshop3
Beginning Summer Theatre Workshop3
Beginning Playwright's Practicum1-2
Intermediate Playwright's Practicum1-2
Beginning Director's Practicum1-2
Intermediate Director's Practicum1-2
Total Units37

Outcome 1: Design, construct, and maintain a prompt book to be utilized in a realized theatrical event.

Outcome 2: Analyze and evaluate the production requirements of a theatrical event for the purpose of creating requirement sheets, schedules, budgets, and predicting event challenges.

Outcome 3: Compose and maintain various production paperwork to communicate the preparation, maintenance, and striking of a live production.

Outcome 4: Evaluate and compare the job titles and descriptions of theatrical production personnel for the purpose of creating effective production organization.

Outcome 5: Contrast and identify the various theatrical unions and how they relate to a theatrical production for the purpose of management and schedule requirements of professional theatre.