Certificate of Graduate Studies in Theatre Practices

School of Communication & the Arts

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.

*THE 632 and 633 are required on campus in the summer.


Online w/Residency

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

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.

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

 

Prerequisites:

A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.


Admissions Process:

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: Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Step 3: 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 when you submit your application for admission.

If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to transcripts@regent.edu 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.

Step 4: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

CGS in Theatre Practices

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

CGS in Theatre Practices

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

Course Infrastructure Fee $200/course
University Services Fee (On-Campus 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.

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