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Program at a Glance

Acting Certificate

2 Foundation Courses (8 units)

Course No. | Title Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television + 4 R/O I/O I/O R/O
FILM TV X 404A Post-Production for Film and Television 4 R/O I/R/O I/O R/O

7 Required Acting Courses (28 units)

FILM TV X 407.5 Acting Techniques: The Fundamentals 4 R I/R I R
THEATER X 422.12 Voice and Movement for the Screen Actor 4 R I I
THEATER X 410.3 Acting for the Camera I * 4 R I/R I R
THEATER X 410.5 Acting for the Camera II * 4 R I
THEATER X 407.78 Improvisation Techniques for the Actor: A Course in Spontaneity 4 I R
FILM TV X 438.40 The Working Actor: Get the Audition, Book the Job 4 R I
THEATER X 438.8 Delivering Memorable Auditions for Film and Television: A Workshop for Actors in Cold Reading and Interview Techniques 4 R I

Select 1 Workshop (4 units)

FILM TV X 407.45 Acting Workshop: The Meisner Technique 4 I R
FILM TV X 407.42 Inside Stanislavski: Applications for the Screen Actor 4 I R

Select 2 Electives (8 units)

Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Acting, Directing, Producing, Film & TV Development, Business & Management of Entertainment, Cinematography, or Post-Production. Below is a list of suggested electives. New electives are added regularly.

THEATER X 409 The Actor’s Toolbox: Creating Emotional Truth 4 R
THEATER X 419.3 Playing the American: An Acting and Accent-Reduction Workshop 4 R R
THEATER X 433 Pursuing a Career in Voice Overs 4 R I R
THEATER X 438 Performing in TV Commercials: Practices and Opportunities in the Field 4 I R
FILM TV X 476.39 Making Your First Short Film 4 R I I R
FILM TV X 476.95 Directing Workshop I: Composition and Movement 4 R I/R I/R R
FILM TV X 475.44 Directing Actors for the Screen 4 R I/R I R
FILM TV X 408 Building an Online Audience 4 R O H(I) O
MUSC X 415.3 Making Your Mark in Music: Stage Performance Secrets 4 R I
MUSC X 404.4 Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriting Workshop 4 I
MUSC X 409.8 Professional Songwriting for the Commercial Market: A Weekly Workout 4 R
FILM TV X 499.2 Film and Television Internship 4 I/R I/R I/R I/R

+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.

* Should be taken in sequential order.

Chart Legend: I = In-Person | R = Remote | O = Online | H (I/R) = Hybrid (In-Person/Remote)