Theater

Certificates

Certificates programs allows student within TFMA and students in different schools at Temple University the opportunity to enroll in a specific set of course and receive a transcripted certificate acknowledging the specialization. The Department of Theater offers five certificates, listed below and the Department of Film and Media Arts offers an additional three certificates

Certificate in Acting 

The Certificate in Acting will introduce students to both the basics of acting and allow students to continue acting training with professional actors and faculty. The certificate requires four courses: 

THTR 1008 - Poetry as Performance or THTR 2262 - Improvisation
THTR 1201 - Fundamentals of Vioce and Movement
THTR 1211 - Fundamentals of Acting
THTR 2201 - Acting Styles

Skills acquired from the Certificate in Acting complement requisite expertise in most professions. Confidence in public speaking and presentation, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and empathy are just some of the qualities enhanced through the study of acting. 

Certificate in Stage Management

The Certificate in Stage Management allows undergraduates from other disciplines to pursue their interest in the backstage organization of live theater; adds to student’s self-confidence, leadership, and presentation skills; and allows the student to participate in productions for academic credit. The required courses for the undergraduate certificate are:

THTR 1411 - Welcome Backstage
THTR 2441 - Stage Management I
THTR 3080 - Special Topics (Stage Management)
THTR 3442 - Theater Management I

Skills acquired from the Certificate in Stage Management include: confidence in public speaking and presentation, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and more.

Certificate in Theater Education

A Certificate in Theater Education allows students in other areas to pursue an interest in arts education. Students gain theater experience that may make them more marketable as educators and arts. The required courses for the undergraduate certificate are:

THTR 1202 - Fundamentals of Voice and Movement
THTR 2441 - Stage Management I
THTR 3011 - Methods of Teaching Artistry
THTR 3013 - Methods of Teaching Theater

Public speaking, presentation skills, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and empathy are just some of the qualities enhanced through the study within the Theater Department coursework.  

Certificate in Theater and Community Engagement 

The Certificate in Theater and Community Engagement gives students the opportunity to explore how organizations and artists have used performance to address local to global social issues. Students choose from a menu of courses that address issues of identity, representation and oppression including gender, race and sexuality. 

Students are required to take:

THTR 3058 - Community Engaged Theater

Students must chose 3 classes for the following:

THTR 1008 - Poetry as Performance
THTR 2008 - Poetic Ethnography
THTR 3052 - Theater of Protest
THTR 3053 - Women in Theater
THTR 3054 - African-American Theater
THTR 3055 - Performance Art
THTR 3057 - Queer Theater

This certificate will develop skills in creativity, community organizing and analysis. It also prepares students for graduate level work in history, literature and criticism. This certificate will allow students to utilize art and creativity to address issues that impact their lives and the lives of those in their communities.  

Certificate in Voice and Speech

The Certificate in Voice and Speech will introduce students to both the basics of voice and speech and allow students to continue training, with professional faculty in the Fitzmaurice Voice Method. The certificate requires four courses: 

THTR 1008 - Poetry as Performance
THTR 1202 - Fundamentals of Voice and Movement
THTR 2221 - Voice for the Actor
THTR 2231 - Speech for the Actor

Skills acquired from the Certificate in Voice and Speech complement many professions including journalism, communications, marketing and law. Public speaking, presentation skills, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and communication are just some of the qualities enhanced through the study of voice and speech. 

To enroll in any of these certificate programs please contact Lesley Copans, Theater Advisor. Learn more information about the TFMA Advising Office.

 

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