This Certificate of Achievement is for students looking to acquire the basic skills necessary to begin a career as a stage manager in the broad-based field of live entertainment. Students learn the fundamentals of rehearsal procedures, union contracts, production organization, and performance procedures. In addition, students gain experience by participating in live productions at IVC's Performing Arts Center. The program includes placement in an internship with local live entertainment companies. Students completing this certificate can pursue work as stage managers, assistant stage managers, and production assistants with employers such as regional theaters, theme parks, convention centers, concert producers, opera companies, dance companies, cruise ships, and cirque troupes. However, specific entry level employment opportunities may require additional education or experience. Some courses in this major require students to audition for placement or submit an application.
Approximately two per year.
Employment in the live entertainment workforce.
Program is supported by existing faculty and staff. Most courses in the program are existing courses that support other established award programs. There are no special laboratory, facilities or equipment requirements to run the program. Program can be supported with existing infrastructure.
|TA 51||Stage Management Practicum||1||S1|
|TA 52||Stage Management Seminar||3||S1|
|TA 53||Advanced Stage Management||3||S2|
|Complete one of the following courses:|
|TA 168||Cooperative Work Experience: Live Entertainment||1||S3|
|TA 168||Cooperative Work Experience: Live Entertainment||2||S3|
|TA 168||Cooperative Work Experience: Live Entertainment||3||S3|
|Complete two of the following courses:|
|TA 40||Introduction to Theatre Design||3||S2|
|TA 54||Special Topics in Stage Management||3||S3|
|Complete at least 2 units from the following courses:|
|Production Shop and Back Stage Crew|
|TA 71||Costume Sewing||1||S2|
|TA 72||Costume Sewing and Production||2||S2|
|TA 73||Costume Sewing, Production, and Wardrobe||3||S2|
|TA 74||Scene Shop Basics||1||S2|
|TA 75||Scenic Production Practicum||2||S2|
|TA 76||Scenic Production and Performance Practicum||3||S2|
|TA 61||Theater Crew: Scenic||1||S1|
|TA 62||Theater Crew: Costume||1||S1|
|TA 63||Theater Crew: Lighting||1||S1|
|TA 64||Theater Crew: Audio/Video||1||S1|
|TA 65||Theater Crew: Make-Up||1||S1|