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.
2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines
All new 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 12||Monday, August 22|
|Session M||Friday, September 9||Monday, September 19|
|Session B||Friday, October 14||Monday, October 24|
|Session C||Wednesday, January 4||Monday, January 9|
|Session T||Friday, January 27||Monday, February 6|
|Session D||Friday, March 3||Monday, March 13|
|Session E||Friday, April 28||Monday, May 8|
|Session F||Friday, June 9||Monday, June 19|
A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.
Step 2: Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts
We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.
If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to email@example.com using the subject line: SCA Certificate Application Pieces.
If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.
Note: 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.
Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.
- 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.