Certificate Programs

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to (a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority. See Page 60 for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Puppetry

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

  1. TA 334. Theatrecrafts (3) when the topic is puppetry
  2. TA 356. Puppetry (3)
  3. TA 358. Puppetry for the Camera (3)
  4. TA 458. Theatre for Youth: History and Literature (4)
  5. TA 526. Puppetry Workshop (3)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • TA 233. Costume Construction (3)
    • TA 235. Fundamentals of Stage Design (4)
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)
  7. Twelve units chosen from:
    • TA 240. Improvisation (3)
    • TA 253. Voice for the Stage (2)
    • TA 351. Acting III: Scene Study (3)
    • TA 346. Directing I (3)
    • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
    • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (4)

Certificate in Theatre for Youth

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

  1. TA 481. Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)
  2. TA 483. Children's Theatre (4)
  3. Six units chosen from:
    • TA 240. Improvisation (3)
    • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
    • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (3)
    • TA 446 Directing II (3)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • TA 579. Theatre in the Elementary Classroom (4)
    • TA 580. Advanced Creative Drama in the Classroom (4)
    • TA 581. Theatre in the Secondary Classroom (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • TA 320A. Performance Practicum: Main Stage (2)
    • TA 320B. Performance Practicum: Imagination Players (2)
    • TA 320C. Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre (2)
    • TA 320E. Performance Practicum: Special Projects (2)
    • TA 320F. Performance Practicum: Dance Performance (2)
    • TA 385. Acting for Non-Majors (4)
  6. Three units chosen from:
    • TA 131. Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 231. Sound for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 232. Lighting for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 233. Costume Construction (3)
    • TA 235. Fundamentals of Stage Design (4)
    • TA 239. Stagecraft (3)
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)
    • TA 334. Theatrecrafts (3)
  7. Eight units chosen from:
    • TA 221. Theatre Laboratory: Performance (1)
    • TA 347. Playwriting (4)
    • TA 446. Directing II (3)
    • TA 461. American Drama (4)
    • TA 462. African-American Theatre and Drama (4)
    • TA 463. Asian Drama (4)
    • TA 466. Issues in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Theatre (4)
    • TA 468. Chicana/o and Latina/o Theatre and Drama (4)
    • TA 510. Studies of Major Figures and Genres (4)
    • TA 520. Theatre Seminar (4)

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