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Theatre: Professional Acting

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

A two-year vocational training program designed to develop the skills in acting necessary for the aspiring theatre artist to pursue a career in professional theatre. Students enrolled in this program receive instruction from theatre professionals who are company members of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre.  Admittance to program is by audition/interview.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Theatre: Professional Acting will:

  • develop the ability to collaborate with professionals in a rehearsal and performance process, demonstrating professional ethics, working discipline and performance skills to function at the highest standards of the theatrical profession.
  • develop a process for acting and text analysis which recognizes the activation of text as the central component of the rehearsal and performance process.
  • develop and improve vocal and physical techniques in support of character development in a rehearsal and performance process.
  • apply the principles and techniques of ensemble playing to any rehearsal process.

Program Requirements

A total of 78 units is required for the certificate.

Required core courses: Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 101 Applied Professional Acting I 10.0
DRMA 110 History of World Theatre 1 3.0
THEA 110 Beginning Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 114 Beginning Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 103 Beginning Professional Theatre Dance Styles 2.0

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 102 Applied Professional Acting 2 10.0
DRMA 111 History of World Theatre 2 3.0
THEA 111 Intermediate Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 115 Intermediate Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 104 Intermediate Professional Theatre Dance Styles 2.0

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 112 Advanced Intermediate Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 116 Advanced Intermediate Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 120 Advanced Professional Acting 1 10.0
THEA 122 Advanced Intermediate Professional Theatre Dance Styles 2.0

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 113 Advanced Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 117 Advanced Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 121 Adv. Professional Acting II 10.0
THEA 123 Advanced Professional Theatre Dance Styles 2.0

Recommended Electives (not required)

Course Number Course Title Units
DANC 120 Beginning Ballet 2.0
DANC 130 Beginning Jazz 2.0
DRMA 189 Independent Projects in Drama 1.0 - 3.0 units
THEA 310 Beginning Summer Touring Repertory Production 10.0
THEA 311 Intermediate Summer Touring Repertory Production 10.0
THEA 312 Advanced Intermediate Summer Repertory Production 10.0
THEA 313 Advanced Summer Touring Repertory Production 10.0