Stage Management Certificate

Certificate in Stage Management students work with professional directors and designers, and play a key role in running productions as assistant and production stage managers. The program combines a series of courses with hands on experience in the production process. Students should be prepared to demonstrate exceptional stage management skills and assume significant responsibilities in completing the program.

Download an application form (PDF).

Requirements & Program Components


Students are required to complete eight classes from the five sections listed below:

Section 1: Developing Technical Knowledge

Students must take one of the following:

Section 2: Developing Academic Understanding or Required Skill

Students must take two of the following:

Other classes may be considered depending on an individual student’s needs. Substitutions should be made in consultation with an academic advisor.

Section 3: Developing an Understanding of the Artistic and Creative Processes 

Students must take at least one of the following:

Section 4: Developing Practical Stage Management Skills

Section 5: Gaining Professional Experience

We strongly encourage students to extend their training with summer internships. The Theatre Program will assist in setting up these internships for qualified students.

Students should plan on doing at least one outside or summer stage management internship during their undergraduate studies.