Certificate of Graduate Studies in Theatre Practices
The Certificate of Graduated Studies in Theatre Practices, offered online with required summer residency*, is designed for students seeking a broad overview in acting, directing, dramaturgy and design. Credits from this certificate may be applied to the master’s program.
- Examine theories and concepts of acting and directing for the stage with an emphasis on Constantin Stanislavski’s system and on script analysis, principles of staging and collaborating with actors.
- Investigate the process of creating a scenic, costume, lighting or audio design.
- Gain expertise in designing and applying makeup techniques including corrective, fantasy, animal, special effects, old age and latex prosthetic pieces.
Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.
*THE 632 and 633 are required on campus in the summer.
This certificate may help advance your career in theatre arts by equipping you with a broad scope of knowledge in your field. Potential career fields include acting, stage production, public relations, voice over work and talent for commercial work.
2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines
All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.
|Session||Semester Check-In||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Friday, August 11||Monday, August 21|
|Session M||Friday, September 8||Monday, September 18|
|Session B||Friday, October 13||Monday, October 23|
|Session C||Thursday, January 4||Monday, January 8|
|Session T||Friday, January 26||Monday, February 5|
|Session D||Friday, March 1||Monday, March 11|
|Session E||Friday, April 26||Monday, May 6|
|Session F||Friday, June 7||Monday, June 17|
A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
Step 1: Apply to Regent University
Submit your application at www.regent.edu/apply.
Step 2: Submit Your Transcripts
Submit your unofficial college transcripts to regent.edu/items.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.
Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID
Submit a photo of your government-issued ID to regent.edu/items.
Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
|Certificate of Graduate Studies||Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credits||Tuition Cost for Certificate|
Student Fees Per Semester
|Course Infrastructure Fee||$200 (per course)|
|University Services Fee (Online Students)||$700|
|Library Course||$50 (one-time fee; all students must register for this course to graduate)|
|Late Payment Fee||$100|
*Rates are subject to change at any time.
- THE 632/633: Monday, June 26 – Friday, July 14, 2023
Residency is a necessary component to building academic fellowship and camaraderie among a community of scholars. Class-size permitting, all Certificate of Graduate Studies in Theatre Practices students must attend the following 3 credit hour courses: THE 632 Theories & Concepts in Acting, on campus in the mornings, and THE 633 Theories & Concepts in Directing, online or on campus in the afternoons. Both courses are scheduled for three weeks in the summer term.