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Certificate in Directing and Devising for Theatre

36 Credits

Directing and Devising are two vital, though diverse, approaches to the leadership of a theatre project. The Certificate in Directing and Devising for Theatre provides students with a focused curriculum in these two contemporary methodologies. The role of the theatre director requires the ability to lead collaborators in the performance, design, and production areas towards a unified vision. Devising, or collaborative creation, is an ensemble-based method of creating a performance, requiring intensive teamwork and communication. Students will learn to work both collaboratively and as leaders in the theatre creation process.

To be awarded the Certificate in Directing and Devising for Theatre, students must be in one of the following categories:  a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for a BA or BFA degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS or BFA degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisite for admission to certificate program.  To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher in all certificate courses.