Certificate Options

Degree and certificate options may change. For the most up-to-date degree and certificate information, please refer to the catalog

The Allan Hancock College Drama program offers certificates of accomplishment in the following:

Gainful Employment Information for Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre 
Gainful Employment Information for Theatre: Professional Acting

Drama

Fifteen units constitute the certificate.Required core courses (9 units):

     
DRMA 103 Theatre Appreciation 3 units
DRMA 110 History of World Theatre 1 3 units
DRMA 111 History of World Theatre 2 3 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:  
DANC 101 Dance Appreciation 3 units
DANC 135 Commercial Dance Forms 3 units
DANC 152 Musical Theatre Forms: Tap Dance 2 units
DRMA 104 Introduction to Acting 3 units
DRMA 106 Intermediate Acting/Scene Study 3 units
DRMA 128 Makeup for Stage-TV 3 units

Acting

THEATRE: PROFESSIONAL ACTING (Certificate of Achievement)

A two-year vocational training program to develop the skills in acting necessary for the aspiring theatre artist to pursue a career in the professional theatre. Students enrolled in this program receive instruction from theatre professionals who are company members of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Admittance to program is by audition. 

The graduate of the certificate program in acting will:

  • Develop the ability to collaborate with professionals in a rehearsal and performance process, demonstrating professional ethics, working discipline and performance skills to function at the highest standards of the theatrical profession.
  • Develop a process for acting and text analysis which recognizes the activation of text as the central component of the rehearsal and performance process.
  • Develop and improve vocal and physical techniques in support of character development in a rehearsal process.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of ensemble playing to any rehearsal process. 

A total of 78 units are required for the certificate.

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Semester 1    
THEA 101 Applied Professional Acting I 10 units
DRMA 110 History of World Theatre 1 3 units
THEA 110 Beginning Production Lab 3 units
THEA 114 Beginning Performance Lab 3 units
THEA 103 Beginning Prof Theatre Dance Styles 2 units
     
Semester 2    
THEA 102 Applied Professional Acting II 10 units
DRMA 111 History of World Theatre 2 3 units
THEA 111 Intermediate Production Lab 3 units
THEA 115 Intermediate performance Lab 3 units
THEA 104 Intermediate Prof Theatre Dance Styles 2 units
     
Semester 3    
THEA 112 Advanced-Intermediate Production Lab 3 units
THEA 116 Advanced-Intermediate Performance Lab 3 units
THEA 120 Advanced Applied Acting I 10 units
THEA 122 Advanced-Intermediate Prof Theatre Dance Styles 2 units
     
Semester 4    
THEA 113 Advanced Production Lab 3 units
THEA 117 Advanced Performance Lab 3 units
THEA 120 Advanced Applied Acting II 10 units
THEA 123 Advanced Prof Theatre Dance Styles 2 units
     
  Recommended electives:  
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet 2 units
DANCE 130 Beginning Jazz 2 units
DRMA 118 Introduction to Technical Theatre Lab 1 units
DRMA 189 Independent Projects in Drama 1-3 units
THEA 310 Beginning Summer Repertory Production 10 units
THEA 311 Intermediate Summer Repertory Production 10 units
THEA 312 Advanced-Intermediate Summer Repertory Production 10 units
THEA 313 Advanced Summer Repertory Production 10 units

Design/Technical Theatre

Sixty-four units constitute the certificate. **For admittance to the program refer to the application process on the PCPA website.***

 

 

Course Number Title  Units
Semester 1    
THEA 110 Beginning Production Lab 3
THEA 114 Beginning Performance Lab 3
THEA 305 Tools and Techniques 1 10
Semester 2    
THEA 111 Intermediate Production Lab 3
THEA 115 Intermediate Performance Lab 3
THEA 306 Tools and Techniques 2 10
Semester 3    
THEA 112 Advanced-Intermediate Production Lab 3
THEA 116 Advanced Intermediate Performance Lab 3
THEA 307 Planning, Production, and Management 1 10
Semester 4    
THEA 113 Advanced Production Lab 3
THEA 117 Advanced Performance Lab 3
THEA 308 Planning, Production, and Management 2 10
  Plus a minimum of 0.5 units selected from the following:  
DRMA 189 Independent Projects in Drama 1
DRMA 199 Topics in Drama 0.5-6
THEA 198 Topics in Theatre Stagecraft       0.5-3
THEA 199 Topics in Theatrical Performance       0.5-3
THEA 301 Beginning Preparation for Repertory 1
THEA 302 Intermediate Preparation for Repertory Production 1
THEA 303 Advanced Intermediate Preparation for Repertory Production 10
THEA 304 Advanced Preparation for Repertory Production 1
THEA 310 Beginning Summer Repertory Production 10
THEA 311 Intermediate Summer Repertory Production 10
THEA 312 Advanced Intermediate Summer Repertory Production 10
THEA 313 Advanced Summer Repertory Production 10

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