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 (31 units):
ART 110 FIntroduction to Art3
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
Required Stage Crew Activity Courses
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
Students are required to fulfill stage management positions for required production courses.
Select from the following (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: Organize and create a prompt book relevant to a theatrical production.

Outcome 2: Analyze and evaluate the production requirements of a play or musical.

Outcome 3: Design, assemble and evaluate a theatrical play season.

Outcome 4: Identify and interpret common themes and purposes in producing a theatrical production.

Outcome 5: Evaluate and compare the job descriptions of theatrical production personnel.

Outcome 6: Identify and contrast the various theatrical unions and how they relate to a theatrical production.