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.
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:
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.
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:
Skills acquired from the Certificate in Stage Management include: confidence in public speaking and presentation, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and more.
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:
Public speaking, presentation skills, creativity, collaboration, professionalism and empathy are just some of the qualities enhanced through the study within the Theater Department coursework.
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:
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.
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:
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.