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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Theater and Production Management Certificate

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Certificate Title:  Theater and Production Management

Certificate Name and Number:  Theater and Production Management – CTTPMG

Department(s)/Unit(s): School of Theater

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus

Terms of Entry:  Fall, Spring

Enrollment Eligibility:  Degree-seeking students

Certificate Overview:  The Theater and Production Management Graduate Certificate is 12 total credit hours and can be completed in two semesters. The certificate offers a holistic approach to management and enables students to develop a greater understanding of both the professional and artisan practices behind the management and production of theater. Through classroom learning and hands-on experiences, students hone their abilities in interpersonal communication, process, shop mechanics, and overall management of the theater.

Certificate Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will gain an understanding of administrative skills and how they are specifically applied in the industry.
  • Students will gain competencies in various aspects of production and personnel management.
  • Students will learn professional and artisan practices that guide the overall management and production of theater.
  • Students will hone their abilities in interpersonal communication and the ability to collaborate with–and advocate for- theater organizations, educational institutions, and/or community arts organizations.

Opportunities upon Completion:  Theater and Production managers are highly sought after in the industry, yet often come to these positions underprepared. The certificate is a valuable credential to secure employment in professional theater companies, educational institutions, and/or community arts organizations.

Completion Requirements:  

The Certificate requires 4 total courses, 12 credit hours.

Required Courses:

  • THAR 5410: Intro to Theater Management (3)
  • *THAR 5350: Technical Direction Shop Management (3) * permission required
  • THAR 5610: Stage Management Seminar (3)

Choose 1 of the following:

  • THAR 5395: Digital Portfolio and Performance Photography (3)
  • THAR 5399: Design and Production Business (3)

Transfer credits may not be applied to this certificate.

Financial Aid Eligibility Information:

  • Degree-seeking students may use federal financial aid only for 1) coursework fulfilling requirements of their degree, including required elective hours, or 2) coursework toward a second financial aid-eligible program.
  • Students receiving federal financial aid may not take courses for this certificate unless they are also enrolled full-time (9 hours) in their degree program during the same academic term. Financial aid may be used for courses that count toward both degree requirements and the certificate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of most recent transcript or DARS report (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Interview with theater faculty
  • Resume or portfolio that details professional theater (or equivalent) experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theater or equivalent professional experience is required.

International Students:  This certificate program alone does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate.

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